Thursday, January 28, 2016

DMC: "Nothing" by Kate O'Neil


I could think of nothing when
I read this writing task.
It was nothing short of stupid -
a crazy thing to ask.
But now I've nothing personal
against this Florian chap -
a poem that's good for nothing
doesn't mind a gap
but leaps across forever like
a unicorn in flight.
You might think nothing of it but
it's nothing if not right.
Once when offered 'all or nothing'
it was 'all' or I complained
but now I've ventured nothing
and nothing's what I've gained,
I know there 's nothing to it
so you'd better not forget
if you won't stop at nothing,
you ain't seen nothing yet.

© 2016 Kate O'Neil. All rights reserved.

Douglas Florian has challenged us to write poems about nothing this month. Read his entire spotlight interview HERE.

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  1. This whole month has flown by and now I know why. It's those unicorns... they're out of control! ;) Thanks for ending our month of nothing poems on such a fun note, Kate.

  2. I like that you used unicorns in your poem all of these poems this month have been wonderful so many different ways to write about nothing Thank you every one and Michelle

  3. Love, love, love this sweet "nothing" poem! "nothing personal/against this Florian chap"...hee hee! =)

  4. Great word play Kate. Really made something out of nothing.