Monday, March 23, 2015
I wrote a poem I thought was good,
I poured my heart into it.
I made it rhyme, of course it should,
but somehow really blew it.
I entered it in a poetry contest,
an on-line sort of thing.
Seventeen others joined the quest,
contesting for the bling.
One stinking vote is all I got,
I guess I just don’t have it.
On my record quite a blot,
my genius just not worth shit.
In fairness to the poetry contest,
the winner was quite fine.
I’m still pissed off I failed the test,
and feel a need to whine.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Today's writing prompt was to select a title of a Beatles song from a list they provided. I selected "Yesterday" and came up with this. I know there are some who don't much care for this type of poetry. Sorry.
Y esterday came and went in a flash,
E asily forgotten - not meant to last.
S o let’s move on, there’s work to be done,
T ime waits for no man, you’re under the gun.
E very new day brings opportunities galore,
R ipe for the pickin’ - behind every door.
D ive right on in, go for it, seize the day!
A spire for greatness and forget
Friday, March 13, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
One of the contests of fanstory.com this morning was to use the phrase "I woke up dead" in a poem. This is what I came up with. Unfortunately I finished it too late to enter the contest. Oh well. Enjoy.
I went to bed quite late last night,
That’s not my general rule.
The movie on, caused quite a fright,
I felt like such a fool.
I tossed and turned and tossed some more,
I’m sure I was being punished.
I checked the clock, “It’s after four”,
I muttered quite astonished.
The sun came up, I woke up dead,
Tired from lack of sleeping.
I went to work, with feet of lead,
I feared I’d be caught napping.
I quit at five, I looked a sight,
The day dragged on and on.
No scary movies for me tonight,
Perhaps a “M*A*S*H” rerun.
Monday, March 9, 2015
We the People
W “We the People”, three simple words, formed to
E establish a nation built on the diversity of it’s people
T hese three words, forged in hometown
H earths, and refined in the fires of war,
E exclaim our Nation’s strength and sustainability.
P eople of every race, creed, and color, join in as one,
E equally responsible for, and with equal access to, the
O pportunities available in this great land. We must
P etition one another, to always remember, that this great
L and was made free under the proclamation that all men are created