Amateur Poems

Writing A Poem In 15 Minutes | Amateur Hour | A Poem About My Dog Dankie

It’s been a really long time since I wrote a poem, especially my amateur poems. So, in this series, I attempt to write a poem in 15 minutes about whatever subject that floats my boat that day. I’m thinking I might write a poem about the cat or dog. I’m feeling a bit bleh about both of them but maybe inspiration will spark when the 15 minutes start. Oh and this is the image I had in mind throughout the entire poem.

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My time starts now:

start dog.pngFuck me, the screenshot of the time took a lot longer and now I’m nearly one minute in and I know nothing. Also, what are 15 minutes after 36 minutes? I didn’t sign up for math as well. Okay, Cassandra. Let’s do the poem. Choose one of your animals. It has to be the dog because the cat has been a complete asshole these last few weeks by waking us up at like 2am. Okay, the dog. Let’s think. Dog. Dog. Dog. This is hard. Should I write a poem in his perspective? How do you even write poems? I don’t understand. This is hard. I’m still trying to work out at what time my 15 minutes are over and that isn’t helping. It’s been a while since my brain had to multitask like this. Okay. Let me first work out the time and then I will hunker down and focus. At this point, I’m just typing my thoughts down. Okay. 6 + 5 = 11. That means that 15 minutes is 10:52? No, that can’t be, right? Is it? Maybe I should stop and start again at 10:40. Wait, if I do that then my time will be 10:55 so that means my math is right? No, it’s 10:51. Okay! I figured it out! This does mean I only have 11 minutes to fucking write a poem about my dog. Okay. Let’s just throw some things out and see what happens.

My day starts out bright and early > My daddy comes downstairs and opens my cage > My daddy gives me a good pet before he lets me out

This is stupid. Am I going to try to start every line with a ‘My’? That’s not how you write poems, Cassandra.

I like to chase the cat? > I like my teddy > I like to go for long walks > I like to play with other dog friends > I like –

This is so fucking stupid. How am I supposed to write a poem about Dankie? What do I even write?

I’m goofy > I’m a little dumb > I’m super fluffy > I’m Dankie > I love my teddy > I love my human parents > I love to chase my cat brother > I’m always happy > I’m super friendly > I’m my mommy’s precious little boy > I’m Dankie > I love long walks > I love to chase my own tail > I love to cuddle with daddy and watch football > I’m –

Where the hell am, I going with this? Also, can I count that as my poem? I kind of like it. it took me 3 minutes to write but that’s okay? It sounds nice? I never finished this 15-minute challenge so early. What do I do now? Do I try to write another one? Do I even have enough content for another one? I have 5 minutes so I need to make up my mind. Urgh.

I start my day by greeting my daddy with a kiss > I then go to the loo and bring in one of my toys > I then stay with daddy while he eats breakfast > I go back in my cage with my toy and wait for mommy > I love my mommy > I get to cuddle with her for a good hour before she gives me a treat > I love eating my treat on the grass > I play with my tail and toys till mommy comes down for lunch > I cuddle with mommy while she eats lunch > I get to play with mommy as she cleans up my fur > I love the vacuum cleaner > I play a bit more outside until it’s walkie time > I love my walks > I get to cuddle with mommy and daddy all night > I love my life?

I don’t know where I was going with that one. I was running out of time. Alright, my time is about to be finished so I’m just going to keep on typing till I hit the 10:51 one mark. It can’t be much longer now? Maybe-

My time ends now:

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Okay, so you know what I just realized after editing the timestamps? Last time I was sure to show where I was on the word document in the time stamp so everyone could be at ease and know what I wrote when and if I truly stayed in my 15-minute time limit…I didn’t do it this time. Now there is no guarantee that I actually wrote everything in that time limit. Should I do it again? Can you just take my word for it? I promise I wrote my poem in the 15-minute time mark. I also don’t think I have enough content to attempt another poem about my dog if I’m completely honest.

I kind of wrote two poems so I think I’m going to just choose my favorite and call it a day.

I’m goofy > I’m a little dumb > I’m super fluffy > I’m Dankie > I love my teddy > I love my human parents > I love to chase my cat brother > I’m always happy > I’m super friendly > I’m my mommy’s precious little boy > I’m Dankie > I love long walks > I love to chase my own tail > I love to cuddle with daddy and watch football

It ends quite abruptly… I wonder if I can add bits of the other poem I wrote? Would it be considered cheating? Fuck it, this is my challenge. I can make up my own rules. The only line I can add is I love life but how is that a good ending? Aww well. It can’t get much better than this. Here is the final version of the poem even though there aren’t any big changes and this is the third time you’re seeing it. Sorry about that.

I’m goofy

I’m a little dumb

I’m super fluffy

I’m Dankie

I love my teddy

I love my human parents

I love to chase my cat brother

I’m always happy

I’m super friendly

I’m my mommy’s precious little boy

I’m Dankie

I love long walks

I love to chase my own tail

I love to cuddle with daddy and watch football

I love my life

This poem was interesting to say at least. It was all over the show and I’m not in love with it but I guess there is a reason why I call this series my amateur poems. I truly love writing poems and I will often write one when I’m in a depressive state. I find the process fun and it soothes me so that’s an added bonus. I hope you enjoyed the poem and now it’s time for the rating.

My rating: 7/10 Honestly this is as good as it’s going to get.

My husband’s rating: 10/10 Okay, he is at work but whatever he will give me full marks.

Speculoos: 1/10 It’s still not about me

Dankie: Woof/10

This was such a silly blog but they are always fun to write and at the end of the day that’s what’s truly important. I hope I made at least one of you chuckle. Here is some of my favoritre pictures of Dankie from recently.

Thank you so much for reading and I will see you in a click!

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PS Dankie has his own Instagram so check it out if you want to see more of my little fart. I don’t post that regularly but yeah anyway here is the link — https://www.instagram.com/dankieeey/

 

 

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