In Memory of Clear Nonsense

My masterpiece


By pure accident


By frustration

And a hint

Of warm tequila

I went wild


By a Jabberwockyian spirit

Creating words

That made no sense

And every sense

I finished

I presented

I was stunned


And praise

I was a god!

Over years

Disaster struck

Computer crash

Spilled soda

Mysterious disappearances

Wiped my poem out

Attempts to rebuild

Making a shadow

Of the former art

A crippled soul


Into existence

So I sit

Maintaining the style

That birthed it

Hoping to regain

My Clear Nonsense

The Story

I took 100-400 level poetry classes in college as a secondary focus.  During my 300-level poetry class, I wrote a poem that was just wild.  I called it ‘Clear Nonsense’ and it practically screamed ‘Jabberwocky style’.  The words were fake, but made sense and painted a story.  I was extremely proud.  Then, my computer crashed and I lost the digital file.  I spilled soda on the hard copy before I could retype it.  The backup disk was corrupted and I recovered everything,  but that one poem.  My teacher couldn’t figure out where she had placed the copy she kept, which was strange since she was pretty organized.  I tried to rewrite it and came close before a computer burp killed it before I could save.  I guess ‘Clear Nonsense’ was never meant to live longer than a few weeks.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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11 Responses to In Memory of Clear Nonsense

  1. Leisa says:

    R.I.P Clear Nonsense


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