Thursday, April 30, 2009

its been good !

Hi folks : Well the contest officially ends today! I'll be compiling the entries and getting them off to the judges over the weekend. today is also the last day of national poetry month so here's the last poem of the celebration.

Twenty seconds to Midnight
By Lawrence R. Berger
It's not enough time!
Quick, someone hand me the knife!
The ball is falling!
Corks are popping!
Champagne is flowing!
Blood is drip-ping from my pen!
Lord God help me there is just not enough time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
how the hell can you write anything decent in just twenty seconds?
(c) 1999 first published in Instant poetry(just add words!)
And with that the calender begins again and a new poetry year starts!
By the way, I'm currently working on the third edition of Instant Poetry(just add words!) for a 2010 release. I'm accepting pre-orders for copies so if your i interested e-mail me at
for details and I'd love your comments on this blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy poetry new years! see you next week.


Pat said...

Interesting way to end the month! Looking forward to more blogs in the next year:)!

Annie said...

I can sure relate to this one! I am re-editing a cookbook I published back in the 80s and I am feeling the pressure of time to get it finished as it has been two years and I ran into writer's block, so now I am trying to get it done before that ball drops! Good imagery again and great poem! Peace and many blessings, Annie