Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Writing's Appeal

He writes to create.
She to storytell.
It's the call of the craft,
it's a love of the skill.

But I'll tell you a secret,
if you'll lean in real close:
I've got one reason
and I like it the most.

Should I be honest?
I suppose I can say:
See, when writing,
being lazy's okay.

You just sit at your desk;
it's the easiest work.
No exercise/exertion.
No way to get hurt.

What? Yeah, you're right,
but side effects are small.
A crick in the neck
or Carpal Tunnel, is all.

I can think of worse things.
I'll give you examples.
Like, would you spot check
those dentures of Grampa's?

Work outside in the yard
on sore, bended knee,
wearing shorts (and underwear
prone to wedgie)?

Bathe the fridge.
Oh, cripes, what is that?
I'll just close the door,
hide the mold in the back.

I could dust the shelves,
ABC all the books.
Make sure all my rugs
have been vacuumed and shook.

But none of that's fun.
Don't you agree?
I'd much rather sit, lazy,
and be writerly.

*After reading some great poetry from Pat, and having just declared I'm no poet in a meme, the idea for this walloped me in the head. And so I sat on my bum (of course) to write it out and share with you. *silly grins*


Terri Tiffany said...

lol! I agree! Except for the crick in the neck--ouch!

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Love this! I need to print it and hang it on my wall over my desk!

Jessica Nelson said...

Haha! Why'd you have to spill our secret? LOL!

Melanie Hooyenga said...

Ha! I love it, especially the mold and the wedgie. :)

Well done!

Joanne said...

You're a Poet ...
Yet you don't know it ;)

WendyCinNYC said...

Very cute, Janna. Yes, I think this is exactly what draws me to writing.

Janna Leadbetter said...

Terri - Yeah, Carpal Tunnel, too. :(

Donna - Awesome!

Jessica - Doh! Am I in trouble? ;)

Melanie - LOL! Thanks.

Joanne, you make me giggle.

Wendy - Thank you! *bows*

Angie Ledbetter said...

Need one more spanza on the butt spread. :)

JLC said...

LOL - Very cute poem!

JOY said...

Ms Poet - a great example of writin' on the bum (the best magic carpet there is)!

Jody Hedlund said...

Too cute, Janna! Hey, you didn't give yourself enough credit for poetry! It's really good!

Nadine said...

LOL - Loved it!! Especially since I have wrist problems from being at the computer too much!

Janna Leadbetter said...

Angie - I can't believe you just wrote that in such a way, for all to see. LOL! ;)

JLC - Thankee!

Joy - "The best magic carpet there is." Wow, that's an awesome concept. One I want to do something with!

Jody - Aw, thanks!

Nadine - I hear ya!

Lisa E said...

lol! I love your poem! Janna, you have such talent :) Keep up the laziness! *high five*

Cindy R. Wilson said...

"prone to wedgie" Lol, that was great! Nice way to brighten the day :D

Janna Leadbetter said...

Lisa - You flatter me, dahling. ;) Thanks!

Cindy - I couldn't pass up that line when it came to me. :D

Woman in a Window said...

YES! I work very hard at sitting!

Susan R. Mills said...

Too funny! My name explains why I love this post so much!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Janna Leadbetter said...

Woman, ROFL!

Lazy Writer - You have perfect timing! :)

Deb Shucka said...

Very funny! You are a poet.

Janna Leadbetter said...

Thanks, Deb!

AnnotatedLA said...

Oh Janna, I love it!!!

Janna Leadbetter said...

LA, thanks! How goes your writing?

Anonymous said...

Lol, better late than never (to leave a comment). Janna, this was hilarious--the wedgie, the mold at the back of the fridge, the 'discipline' of only writing b/c it's what's fun...I can so relate!

I'm only now just seeing this, as my website got new and improved this week, and can tell me about pingbacks (thanks!). And you DO have talent as a poet--esp. in the humor dept.!