Friday, November 22, 2013

On Committing to Write a Poem a Day for November and Starting Poem #13 on the 20th of the Month

    Image: Calvin by Bill Watterson

Open your heart –
that’s where the love is.
Open your liver –
that’s where the bile is.
Open your mind –
that’s where the thoughts are.
Open your mouth –
that’s where the words are.
Open your damn notebook (or word document) -
that’s where those words go -
and they sure as hell aren’t going to write themselves.

Well, I think the title says it all.  Other than this is 55 total crap words torturously pulled from my faded brain for G-man and his FF55.  Click on the link and check it out.


  1. damn you mean I have to write them while i realize bile

  2. the meta-poem. damn thing. :) ~

  3. I sure wish the pen would write by themselves ~ Happy Friday ~

  4. Laughin hard. I can only admire your dedication(of sorts) Mary--I try to do one a day in April, but twice a year??? You gotta be freakin kidding! I think I'd have much better luck growing a moustache. ;_)

  5. Mary Bach...
    Writers Block seems to be an underlying theme today.
    I do not think that YOU have to worry about such a malady
    Loved your anatomical 55
    Thanks for playing, thanks for your loyal support, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  6. love the title, I feel your pain though I didn't commit this Nov - like the process of opening here & especially, the twist at the end {smiles wryly}

  7. I love it. A perfect remind that writers need to WRITE!

  8. Congratulations on continuing to write a poem a day in November. I used to do that, but have given the practice up. Yes, wouldn't it be nice if poems would write themselves!

  9. Great title and poem! The tone made me smile.

  10. Great, motivational 55. I needed that :)

  11. Awesome. I started laughing when I saw the title in my blog roll.

  12. haha no they will not...
    i have not done it for a couple def is not easy...
    the poems are there though....

  13. Too funny! Wouldn't that be something, to see words jumping out all on their own and coming together for a story or a poem! It could be made into a movie!

  14. Hahahaha - thanks everyone! I've commented on all your blogs. Thanks for stopping in and commenting! I always appreciate it.

  15. There's yoga and there's writing, and here we come to understand that they are separate operations of soul. Nicely done! - Brendan