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January 24, 2005

This poem was written by Rachel McLeod, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Rachel is in her early twenties and she has three young children. She comes from Stanley Mission, Saskatchewan, and she was out of school for six years. Rachel plans on getting her grade 12 before going to business college.

On Writing Poetry

by Rachel McLeod

I have a block, that
I have, a problem with
Ideas, having ideas
I don't know where
To start
And what ever
Poem I write, I don't
Good enough
Frustration definitely
Does it matter how long it is?
As long as you keep
Going and going

[This poem was taken with permission, from an anthology of stories, poetry and other works by students of Basic Education 10, SIAST Kelsey Campus, entitled VISIONS 17, page 23.]

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