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The Poet's Curse

A poetic interpretation of the artist's struggle

By Aaron Waddell - Pickleball PhilosopherPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
The Poet's Curse
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Words swirling around me churning thoughts

*********************that never stop every minute

***************************fitting together the pieces

**************To construct its gigantic mound

*******************************of a jigsaw puzzle

**********************and I can’t help but wonder

********Working diligently with his brothers

**********************************each word one of a million tiny shards

*****Or a telescope used to view a fire ant

****************************Is it like this

***In noise cancellation mode

*************************************in a thousand colors

2nd generation AirPod Pros

*******************************for every creative soul?

**like white noise generated by my

****************************************with no picture to use as a guide

***drowning out my wife‘s question

*****deafening voices

********************************************struggling to pull into focus

*******cracking its 3 telephoto lenses

************************************the details of the most mundane task

*********dropped carelessly on a concrete sidewalk

***********************************in my waking life

*********** like a space grey iPhone 15 max

*********************************(*as I try to get my finger

*******************of my high-efficiency washing machine)

***************************to push the start button

sad poetrysurreal poetryperformance poetryinspirationalart

About the Creator

Aaron Waddell - Pickleball Philosopher

Hello dear friend! I'm Aaron - Husband, Father, Writer, Engineer, Poet and Pickleball Junkie.

I write inspirational poems and stories of spiritual growth.

Be a part of my journey of self-discovery and search for truth.


This is Me!

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran3 months ago

    This is much better than your previous one! I loved it!

  • Thanks for reading! It was a real challenge to translate my vision into the format that Vocal gives. Let me know what you think!

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