Square peg, round hole

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Did someone mention cleches? This one fits. It's kinda serious really but funny to, so I put it in humoUr.
I supect this brief thought has be expressed 1000 times over here.

I am a square peg in a round hole.

It doesn’t matter what size your mallet is

I will not fit

All you do is damage me more.

Put down your mallets you stupid people.

Reshape the hole!


By Dibs

Submitted: November 16, 2011

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wow, i totally dig this, i can relate... thank you for posting it!

Wed, November 16th, 2011 10:46pm



Thank you for reading, not many of us truly fit, we distort ourselves to an ill fitting mould


Wed, November 16th, 2011 11:38pm

Mike Stevens

I must protest! The peg can't help it if it's a freak!
What do you mean this poem isn't really about a peg? Oh well then, it sure is a well-written, brilliant (I'm using the word 'brilliant' way, way too much today! I wonder why that is? Could it be that my mother spanked me?) poem!

Thu, November 17th, 2011 6:50pm


Did I say cockeyed? Upside down more like. I get the feeling I am going to be able to rely on you for an alternative view on pretty much anything. I like your style.

About your mother, now that’s a sore point, something that rears it ugly head, strikes a raw end.

Dibs...or is it Dabs?

Thu, November 17th, 2011 11:31pm


You nailed that one. Way to hammer home your point.

Fri, November 18th, 2011 1:01am


Sprung out of taking a shower with Foxgloves cleches on my mind

If you like a really great short piece of poetry then try Ted Hughes, Brook Trout. I could paste it here but everyone should hunt out Mr Hughes. Google him. Its a fishy tail.

When we can write like ted Hughes we can then stand up and say we are great.

Thu, November 17th, 2011 11:45pm

Yggdrasils Ivy

Short, to the point and very relatable

Sat, November 19th, 2011 11:15pm



most kind, a poem that sat clear in my mind that tumbled out on the page unforced in it pure form, no changes


Sun, November 20th, 2011 12:52am


Now that was Awesome!! Love it, so many meanings in so little words. Gonna have another taste

Tue, November 29th, 2011 2:15am


It is but a morsel but eat away my friend

Mon, November 28th, 2011 11:59pm

Don George

I laughed; very short and to the point.
Good one.
I'm a round peg in a square hole.
It's a bit chilly but I'm comfortable.

Fri, December 2nd, 2011 5:15pm


I guess its all down to the size of the peg and the hole. Nothing is a perfect fit, not in my world, so long as we fit in somehow

Thanks for the comment


Fri, December 2nd, 2011 1:34pm

Indie Skreet

From one square peg to another, you have put this perfectly :)

Sun, February 17th, 2013 7:22pm


Few of us are round to begin with, but slowly we end up cylindrical. Easy to roll into our wooden box.

Hope you have had a good day, I have, been sailing in Portsmouth with my kids and my kid brother. Shattered now, long drive home by the time I dropped the kids of and had to divert around the a34 near Winchester


Sun, February 17th, 2013 12:56pm

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