MIDWEEK POETRY. My Writing Room.

Something a little different this week, I wrote this as a reply to another bloggers question, ‘What’s in your writing space?’ What else could I do but write a poem/song. With apologies to The Sound of Music, sing along to the tune of ‘My Favourite Things.’

            My Writing Room.

Stuff on the top shelf that threatens to topple,

a toy Roman soldier whose head does a bobble,

covers of books that I’ve written on Death,

and I’ll keep writing until my last breath.


Revolvers and pistols, bayonets and knives

the stuff that you need, when taking those lives.

Badges and buttons, toy cars and rings,

these are a few of my favourite things.


Books that I’m reading and books that I’ve read,

manuals and maps, if they fell I’d be dead.

Toy tanks and soldiers, a medieval knight

and a bendy – old metal –  retro desk light.


When the muse hits.

When the storm breaks

and I’m ready to write.

I’ll grab a coffee and handful of cakes

and then plug away – all night.

Laurie Smith©  2013



32 thoughts on “MIDWEEK POETRY. My Writing Room.

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  2. Theresa

    I love this, Laurie. Imaginative creativity mixed with healthy doses of humor, pathos and reality – a winning combination. Plus, a photo to picture you typing away. I am glad I found you!


      1. Holistic Wayfarer

        Ha ha ha I meant “some coffee” instead of what you wrote. Was suggesting a change. Only suggesting. Well, indeed you’ve been a wonderful reader, L. I strive to make it worth your while. Thanks.


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  4. Pagadan

    I love the poem! And the chorus. And thanks for sharing your desk photo. Writer’s Digest a long time ago had a webpage where writers could share their office photos. That was fun.


    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      You’re welcome Joy, I love to share the mess that is my room, that’s only part of it. Yet the work still gets done. 🙂 Thanks for forwarding it on. I try to put the fun things in now and then.


      1. laurie27wsmith Post author

        *sings* ‘The hills are alive, with the sound of music, la,la,la,la, with songs they have heard for a thousand years.’
        Now let’s see everybody get that out of their heads today. 🙂


    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Ray when I was in Puckapunyal they had it on at the theatre over a long weekend. I had a thing for a sergeant’s daughter so I kept going back to watch it. She did too. 🙂 Every time I look at this poem Julie Andrews keeps popping into mind. 🙂 Believe it or not I love opera, classical music, big musical productions.


  5. Raani York

    I just LOVE your writer’s room poem! And with the picture it’s what I expected. You’re such a great gifted poet, Laurie!



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