Poetry

Dead Horse 2

Artwork by Melissa Stevens at theillustratedauthor.net.

Here is a collection of poetry, plays, and other creative writing by Chris McMullen.

Once Upon a Time

A poem made from clichés.

Featured on Freshly Pressed

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/once-upon-a-time/

Beating a Dead Horse

The sequel to “Once Upon a Time.”

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/beating-a-dead-horse/

There’s no I in EYE

A poem on the challenges of phonics and language

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/theres-no-i-in-eye/

Look into My Eyes

Of all my poetry, this may have the best rhythm.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/look-into-my-eyes/

Which Part of the Book Is Best?

A play where the parts of a book argue with one another.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/which-part-of-the-book-is-best/

One Muse Is not Enough

A poem about writing and publishing.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/one-muse-is-not-enough/

Which Genre Is Best?

A follow up to “Which Part of the Book Is Best?”

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/which-genre-is-best/

When Amazon Buys Heaven

That’ll be the day…

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/when-amazon-buys-heaven-2/

Oh, How I Love Thee, AMAZON.

Let me count the ways.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/oh-how-i-love-thee-amazon-let-me-count-the-ways/

Druidical

My favorite word; a poem for Halloween.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/druidical/

Writing Is a Bad Romance

A poem authors may be able to relate to…

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/writing-is-a-bad-romance-2/

Powerful Words

What words can do.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/powerful-words/

Counting with Clichés

Another poem made out of clichés.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/counting-with-cliches-poem/

You Might Be a Writer if…

A list just for writers.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/you-might-be-a-writer-if/

Ever Cheat on Your… MUSE?

A fun poem for writers.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/ever-cheat-on-your-muse/

more, More, MORE; will it ever be enough?

Good question…?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/more-more-more-will-it-ever-be-enough/

Comma Chameleon

A poem about commas, of all things.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/comma-chameleon/

Chef Writer

A poem about how a writer is similar to a chef.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/chef-writer/

Reading & Writing with Passion

An extended analogy between buying a book and going out on a date.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/reading-writing-with-passion/

The Cheer of the Naysayers

Motivational: Don’t let ’em get you down.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/the-cheer-of-the-naysayers/

Waiting

Something we can all relate to.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/waiting/

Giving Birth to a Book

Our books are our babies.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/does-your-book-wear-a-diaper/

If Reading Were a Spectator Sport

This list puts the value of a book in a different perspective.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/if-reading-were-a-spectator-sport/

Murphy’s Laws of Writing

Some corollaries of Murphy’s law for writers.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/murphys-laws-of-writing/

Prepositions: To End With

One of the rules of writing serves as the theme of the poem.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/prepositions-to-end-with/

You Might Be a Stat Junkie If…

A little humor for authors or bloggers who frequently check their stats.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/you-might-be-a-stat-junkie-if/

Home of Phones Homophones

A poem where every sentence includes a homophone pair.

chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/home-of-phones-homophones/

Cre8ively Writ10

A numerical poem.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/cre8ively-writ10/

ISBN Poem

How can you write a poem about ISBN’s?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/isbn-poem/

Low Reader

A poem about a bookmobile. Yep, you read that right.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/low-reader/

Apples to Oranges

Who Says You Can’t Compare Them?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/apples-to-oranges/

(P“u‘n,c;t.u?a!t-i–o”n)

A very short poem featuring punctuation marks.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/punct-uat-i-oon/

Grammar Style (Short ‘n’ Fun)

Some fun with the rules of grammar.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/grammar-style-short-n-fun/

The Squeaky Wheel Poem

Followed by a note about marketing.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/the-squeaky-wheel-poem-marketing-afterword/

The Power of an Inch

What could you do with one inch?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/the-power-of-an-inch/

Just a Moment

What could you do with one moment?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/just-a-moment/

If You Were in Charge of Time

A poem where you imagine changing clocks and calendars.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/if-you-were-in-charge-of-time/

Experiencing the Genres

A poem for writers.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/experiencing-the-genres-a-poem-for-writers/

This is the Title of This Self-Referential Blog Post

Some self-reference.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/this-is-the-title-of-this-self-referential-blog-post/

Infinitely Long Title

Simple word art.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/infinitely-long-title/

…Psst… (-: SMILE!🙂 …Pass it along…

A simple and quick idea to spread a little cheer.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/psst-smile-pass-it-along/

Numbers Poem

Counting to Ten

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/numbers-poem-counting-to-ten/

Strive to B+

A little positive visualization.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/strive_to_be_positive/

The Entertainment Society

This poem illustrates the impact of technology on our daily lives.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/the-entertainment-society/

Has a Book Ever Made You…

A poem about the benefits of good books.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/has-a-book-ever-made-you/

Attention All Book Zombies: Time to Snap out of It!

Are you a book zombie?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/attention-all-book-zombies-time-to-snap-out-of-it/

Which Came First: The Painting or the Artist?

A little philosophical question.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/which-came-first-the-painting-or-the-artist/

A Humble Little Book

The life of a humble self-published book.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/a-humble-little-book/

All Books Go to Heaven

Another humble self-publishing perspective.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/all-books-go-to-heaven/

It’s a Smaller World Thanks to Blogging

Blogging brings us all together.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/its-a-smaller-world-thanks-to-blogging/

How to Cook a Book

A recipe of sorts.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/how-to-cook-a-book/

You Have Talent

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/you-have-talent/

Lost! One Hour — Please Return! $$ Reward!

A note regarding daylight savings.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/lost-one-hour-please-return-reward/

Lousy Post

It really is. You’ve been warned.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/lousy-post/

Does Your Book Wear Boxers or Briefs?

A self-assessment about your reading preferences.

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/does-your-book-wear-boxers-or-briefs/

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