Spoken Free Verse: Rejected Draft

photo credit Harold Ross Fine Art Photography

 

As I recover from a concussion ( please visit my Go Fund Me to learn more ) I thought this week was a good time to explore the audio files I have accumulated on my phone over the year.  Often inspiration strikes when I am away from a pen and paper and I can’t type the words quick enough into a note.  Recording observations as RAW audio free verse poems are satisfying for me.  Background sounds are incorporated into the piece which, I think, adds to the impromptu performance.  Also, there is a desirable amount of light pressure to form a creative thought in one take.

The fourth poem in my Spoken Free Verse study is a short poem I have titled “Rejected Draft” recorded Monday, August 27, 2018.  It seems I walked into that Monday with a premonition how the week will end.  This poem is short, sweet and, in my mind needs little editing.  I present it, like the other poems in this series, as raw work in the original form.

I recommend listening to the audio file while reading the poem.  I open Google links in Music Player for Google Drive.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oCGwNjro6KL1rLbkGh7i-ArYAK062UoD

Rejected Draft

by Shannon Laws

 

I start off the week on a Monday

straight as paper

shoulders back

spine stiff as a post

 

by Friday I am crumpled

broken and bent over

like a rejected chapter

from a writers typewriter

thrown to the floor

 

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Poem: Committed

A man experiences writer’s block in The Passion of Creation by Leonid Pasternak

 

Committed

By Shannon P. Laws

 

Glazed eyes search for the right word
It runs from you scared of
what you might do to it

A crowbar works at the hinge
Pats of butter melt under the skin
Bowl of round berries feeds flies
While

the smell of an idea
the breath of a book
hide under the bed

 

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