When I Write
When I write,
by Lawrence S. Pertillar
I do my best...
To incite an insight!
Some may not like.
But I seek a comprehension.
Not to revisit...
A safety zone,
Or one that has been mentioned.
And when I write,
I choose to test...
That does not sit and rest.
I want to produce seeds of understanding.
And in the doing...
Even I am not thoroughly delighted,
By what I have to admit...
Is a bunch of 'horseshhhiftivities'
From that which I have sown.
When I write!
'Horseshiftivities is not a word! '
I've entitled this poem 'When-I-Write'
'Did you or did you 'not' ask me to read it? '
AND not a thing more did I ask!
But you must admit,
That 'horseshifting' business drew you in,
I knew if I didn't read it...
You wouldn't allow me to leave.
Then I would have to deal with much more,
Than just this 'horseshift' on your shoulders! '