A rare poetic moment

Our area has started doing poetry jams here once a month and I’m planning 118on participating in the next one.  I don’t write a lot of poems, but I thought I’d share one tonight.  I wrote this years ago for a writer’s critique and challenge site called Themestream. Anyone remember that great site?

Anyhow, here’s my poetic offering ;p

A Writer’s Wish

If I could pen a scribble here

To a buyer that would pay me dear

I’d slide up quick off my soft rear

And gallop to my computer where

My bony cat in basket sits

And eyes my work thru narrow slits

He eats not fish but old prune pits

For small I’m paid for written wits.

But say perchance, I could succeed

To lure the president to lead

Me thru his tale of slippery greed

And naughty things we want to read

I’d see success at my feet laid

My cat now fat and me well paid.

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About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She is a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. She co-publishes Space and Time, a publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction since 1966. Join the community at spaceandtime.net
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4 Responses to A rare poetic moment

  1. Frank says:

    Awesome! Post more!

  2. I love the writers wish poem… so very relevant.

  3. I love the way you “Slide” from this line,

    To lure the president to lead

    to this one,

    Me thru his tale of slippery greed

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