So, once again it has been OVER a year since I’ve tended this blog, sigh. Life presents those times when you have to put things on hold for various reasons and for various lengths of time. For me, it has been going back to school after 30+ years and dealing with the challenges of fitting that into an already busy schedule!
My biggest challenge at this stage of life has been to remain focused on a task for any productive length of time. Going back to school has helped me face the fact I have a tendency to abandon ship too early and not see a project through to its completion. Call it a much belated New Years resolution, but I have determined to break the bondage of my ADD-ness, and try to STAY focused on just a few things at a time.
One of those pursuits is poetry. Poetry? I’ve always had an attraction to this literary form on some scale, but recently I’ve purposed to read more and more of it. I think it comes naturally, since I am a creative-type in regards to music and lyric. It could also be as I get older, I like to contemplate things longer and deeper than ever before. That is a good thing, right?
So, I’ve also started experimenting with writing some poetic verse and will share it here, and only here. I’m avoiding the standard social media outlets, for good reason.
I hope you will take time to read it and PLEASE leave any constructive criticism, if you feel led to to so.
Here it goes, my first poem world!
Good Morning Joe!
Often it comes in two’s or three’s,
rarely ever more than these;
If it should require four or more,
to move this sack of flesh out the door,
I should hardly disagree;
We are very good friends,
caffeine and me.
Dedicated to My Life-long Friend, William Parr
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