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A Flunked Poet's Prayer

St. Catherine, St. Catherine,
For aid once more I come to you.
I know, you are the blessed saint
Who could help me and others, too.

I find myself in darkest woods
And see you as a guiding light,
The essence that would lift my mind
Out of this present mental night.

St. Catherine, St. Catherine,
Before I grow dense like a tree,
Please help me clear my thoughts to write
Elating lines, true poetry

That pleases all, but mostly me.
I pray to you, please make me rise
Above all mediocrity—
And help those other needy guys.

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Free verse
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I appreciate moderate constructive criticism
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How was my language use?
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Not Explicit Content


Nice piece. Now to look up St. Catherine...

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this desperate "poet" has turned to saints, such a St. Catherine of Alexandria, in the hope for inspiration. So far I don't feel inspired; I must have picked the wrong saint. Still desperate for inspiration. Thanks for commenting, kind sir. Van.

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