The Rhyme That Slipped Away
Some time during the night (though I don’t know what time)
I lay awake, and in my head, appeared a perfect rhyme.
I had no way to write it down, and so I went to sleep,
Thinking morning would come soon, and the rhyme would surely keep.
But when I awoke next morning, I realized with dismay,
That while I slept, the rhyme, had simply slipped away.
I tried hard to remember it, and then I tried some more;
In fact, I tried so much, my head became quite sore.
But nothing worked, the rhyme was gone, to I do not know where,
And though I searched and searched my mind, it just wasn’t there.
So, let that be a lesson, both to you and to me:
Write down your ideas, while you know they’re in your memory.
© 2015 ~ Victoria Zigler
The above is one of the poems I wrote recently; in case my name at the bottom of it isn't enough to tell you that. I hope you enjoyed it.
This poem will probably be included in the next poetry collection I put together... Whenever that happens (which will be when I have enough poems to make putting one together worthwhile, though I'm not sure when that will be exactly).
If you'd like to read more of my poetry in the meantime, and haven't already done so, check out the poetry collections I've already published. There are six of them to date, and they are available as ebooks in multiple formats, accessable regardless of your eReader of choice, from Smashwords and a few other eBook retailers, as well as being available as paperbacks from CreateSpace and Amazon.