Poetry or Prose?

Prose or Poetry

Prose or Poetry

Which to choose?

A comfortable shoe

Soft and worn

Or an alluring mistress

Fraught with peril

 

The prose terrain is safe

Predictable

Instinctive

But so plowed and harrowed

The soil has degraded

Infertile from overuse

 

The poetry pasture is robust

Fertile

Alien

Virgin territory

Bursting with potential

Yearning to be sown

 

I’m a stranger to this land

Left abandoned

By the fear of failure

A bitter taste

But the prose well is dry

And a deadline beckons

 

Enchanted yet wary

With racing pulse

I delicately wade

Into the poetry pool

And fervently hope

I don’t drown

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Steve Markesich

I am loving husband, a doting father, a Red Sox fanatic, an aspiring novelist and MS advocate

10 thoughts on “Poetry or Prose?”

  1. You my dear are so far from ever drowning. Your talents always leave me speechless and breathless. Your abilities are beyond amazing and inspiring! You are a brilliant writer, whether it be blogging, writing a book or beautiful poetry. Your talents are endless and I will always remind you of just how much you encourage me every single day! Thank you so much for sharing this incredible poem! Please do me a small favor, never stop writing as that would be a tragedy to all of us that read your work!

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