This is my first submission to the Thursday Poets Rally and I may stumble in my ignorance. I wrote the below by chasing a stray thought and trying to pin it down. I hope it meets the criteria for the Rally.
PLAIN WHITE PAGE
by Mike Patrick
The plain white page is not a threat;
As a challenge, it is perceived.
Tis only with the touch of ink
The emptiness can be relieved.
A poet’s muse demands the time
Before the empty, yearning page.
A sleepless night, the price we pay,
For something more than any wage.
The meter, rhyme and searched iambs
Sometimes combine in perfect thought.
And only then relieves the stress,
In beauty, as a poem wrought
A reader then completes the call
With any heart-felt praise at all.
At last, the poet can rest the quill
The plain white page did finely fall.