SOL Day 16: A Poem About Nothing

Though the “Planner” badge is hanging proudly on this post, today, I had a hard time thinking about what to write.  In the end, I figured I’d just write about nothing.  Not really sure where this came from, but I like it nonetheless.  Thanks for reading!

A Poem About Nothing

Thoughts swirling, swirling, swirling in my head

“What should I write?” I ask, “My imagination’s dead.”

Experiences, people, your first time on a plane?

“I don’t know what to say,” I thought, “I think I’ll go insane.”

Your family, best friends, how about your favorite food?

“I’m not sure I can write these things, I’m just not in the mood.”

First day of school, your favorite teacher, the subject you like best?

“Just be quiet!  It’s all too much!  I’d much rather get some rest!”

How about the Romans?  Or pyramids?  Or even the Great Wall?

“Why would I?  I just don’t want to.  These don’t interest me at all.”

Something!  You need to write Something! That’s just what you have to do!

“Really?” I ask, almost pointedly, “Couldn’t I try something new?”

Like what? she challenged, You’ve got something in your head?

“Here you go!”  And I handed her the poem you’ve just read.

About legerboc

A learner, a teacher, a mom and a wife. Pretty good at the first two and working on the last two, every single day.
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6 Responses to SOL Day 16: A Poem About Nothing

  1. Vanessa Worrell says:

    This is so great! It’s about everything and about nothing at the same time. Reminds me of the similar thoughts I have when trying to decide what to write about!

  2. Molly Hogan says:

    I usually write one whining post (at least one!) during the challenge when I bemoan the fact that I can’t think of anything to write about. You’ve managed to face that challenge and conquer it in style. And without whining! Well done!

  3. Ramona says:

    From Nothing to Something – what a lovely way to share the pull of the slice! Thanks for this poem!

  4. Teri says:

    Love the poem. I read it to my class for some inspiration when we are stuck with nothing to write about. Thank you

  5. arjeha says:

    Best nothing I have read in a long while
    Reading it just made me smile
    When nothing useful comes to mind
    This will help me out of my bind.

  6. Juliette says:

    A beautiful and useful poem! It gives the reader many ideas to choose from. I like the questioning you used within it. I also have nothing to write about for tomorrow, maybe I’ll write a poem!

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