Here we are in September, and I’m still hanging in there with my post a day challenge. I have written a lot of poetry using different styles since I started in January. I’m not saying it has been great poetry. I’ll admit most of it wouldn’t win any contests. Surprisingly, Word Daddy has stuck with me through the ordeal. He still says he wants a raise. This month I plan to write Soliloquies. These are rambling monologues where the poet has conversations with herself. I believe this will be my biggest challenge since I don’t often talk to myself. I want to put a disclaimer right at the front of the adventure. The views expressed are the inner dialog of the poet. They might be total bs, but they are real. The first poem in this series I will call The Spirit of Soliloquy.
The Spirit of Soliloquy
I don’t think I’ve captured
the spirit of soliloquy.
These rambling conversations with myself
don’t find me enraptured
with the style.
One word placed in front of another
can stretch on for over a mile
especially when they march single file.
A personal conversation I manufacture
privately in my own head
upon these pages breath free,
and I discover I want to puncture
them like poking a pin in a balloon
just to watch them deflate.
The end of the month will come soon
and I will once again be free
to pick and calculate
another style of poetry to be fractured
and unless I’m barking up the wrong tree
the new style of poetry
will be better suited to me
than these blasted soliloquies.
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