Looking Back, Falling Forward.


Poetry Palace Week 56 Perfect Poet Award


I want to write, but how do I start?

The guy in the back says: ‘’Go!’’

When I hit on the gas the whole engine halts;

so maybe I should have gone slow.




Come-on start over.


There’s a flaw in the flow somewhere.

I stand in the way of a great forward motion

(the guy in the back doesn’t care.)


Perhaps what I need is something new fangle,

but all of the new stuff, I don’t like.

The guy in the back, right now I could strangle!

when he says:

‘You know, you might like a bike.’


It’s the view from the back I should like to distangle,

for I’ve always hated Hindsight.




©2011 Marvin Loyd Welborn


  1. interesting that you almost make writing like a race. well, when it comes to these prompts, it almost is a race because you wanna be one of the first on the list for better exposure.

  2. Hello, you win perfect poet award for week 56, hope that you have enjoyed it.
    It has been a delightful experience with you supporting Thursday Poets Rally, we have enjoyed your presence and talent very much, thumbs up!
    fabulous poetry along the way, keep those gems coming.
    Always, you are more than welcome to join our biweekly rally.
    Happy Holidays!


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