The Problem With Texas


Lone Star State
where everything’s big,
the state’s size…
which means y’all are too far from
this heart in Texas

P. Wanken

Written for Poetic Asides 2012 PAD Challenge Day 28: write a “problem” poem.



  1. This really stood out for me today, shadorma Texas style, special of the day !! You of course are to partially blame for my addiction to this form, having seen so many of your wonderful contributions over at Poetic Asides for the last half year that I have been participating ! I also wrote a shadorma today, I think this form is very conducive to my growing as a writer! Thanks again for so much inspiration you have provided to me !! Mystical-Poet


    1. Randy – thanks for stopping by and for sharing that!! I’m slightly addicted to the form. 😉 I love being able to pare my words to just a few lines, and still be able to say something (or at least try to say something). I’m glad you enjoy it, too. I have had so much going on this month that I haven’t been able to get around to reading as much poetry as I’d like…but I’ll pop back over to PA to look for your shadorma! (Do you also post them on your blog? I’ll stop over there, too…) Thanks again for your encouraging words. 😀 ~Paula


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