Alright so I guess this is today’s blog post then. I’m going to put my stopwatch on for 10 minutes time and I’m going to give myself 10 minutes to see if I can get a 1,000 word poem written. Due to the time restriction, I doubt there’ll be any time to proofread or even read it to make sure it makes sense – mate, with such a short amount of time, I don’t even think I’m going to have enough time to think!
So, what preparations have I done for this post?
Well, I’ve graduated with an English Literature degree; the whole degree has led to this moment. Can I do it? Can I write 1,000 words in just 10 minutes? You’ll have to read on to find out. Okay, time’s starting in 3, 2, 1. Go!
No less into the past
To see what had changed. What
Changed has been made
And where my weakness
my Reality. Looking, Searching for a time
A moment, a single
specific time to Allocate
to that time a huge thing. A beautiful responsibility:
To blame oneself,
My self, for shortcomings
here and There
and Some may say every which Where,
Yet nonetheless to partake
In a game;
a True blame game
to See who is at fault
and Why I did not make myself strong.
Darkness clouding one’s mind
Reaching in deep to pull out
thoughts one By one
and Only to insert Negativity
Harsh critic I became
of My inputted thoughts that
I felt could not be controlled;
alas, not controlled by myself and My Mind.
Thinking only what went wrong
stamping negativity and shunning
Positive thoughts from the mind that was once
Very and very positive,
that then became pessimistic
and the raw, rare optimism
faded away into the distance,
into the frightening unknown;
into the place where positive thoughts become negative
and Negativity tricks itself into winning.
Breaking down the fuels
of thy utter simple conversations
in thy mind,
Building up once again those positive thoughts
and Encouragement instilled and being instilled
to fight for a better, happier being. For
happiness and optimism to ooze from ear to ear,
ooze in a way that some may see
And that some may Call
A beautiful smile, that tells a story
that brightens a day and brings others to also
smile, to be happy,
to encourage you to stick a smile on your face
And believe you’re worthy of being here,
to Believe you deserve a place on
the List of happiness and of positivity and
Of happy and positive, amazing people
for you deserve a place on That list
and you, too, deserve to smile from ear to ear
and you, too, deserve to be free from the shackles that tie you down;
the ones that make you disheartened and that Stop
you from believing in yourself. You too should
borrow a smile
And give it back but make it, too, yours,
You too can be happy, my friend.
You too can be a positive thinking individual that shines brightly
In Shaa Allah.
Have faith, my friend.
And then the good old timer stopped. I didn’t look at the word count all the way throughout, but maybe I should have done, because I definitely didn’t get to 1000 words. I actually wrote a poem of 393 words. That’s just over 1/3 and just less than half. So I flopped I guess. *Slapping forehead emoji*. I haven’t changed it much after writing, I’ve only fixed 3 spelling mistakes (spelling mistakes?! And I call myself an English graduate…) so the total has been taken to 394 oooooooh, a whole 1 word closer to that 1,000 word prize, eh.
Thank you for reading! I love writing poetry and think I did alright considering I had a target and only had 10 minutes to write it! What did you think of my poem?
1 Week Mary x