An Old Saying



“There’s an old saying

that applies to me:

you can’t lose a game

if you don’t play the game.”

(Act 1, scene 4)


― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet





always true

you cannot win

if you don’t play





journeyman learns trade

making perfection that last

God has the last laugh




He lived in Philadelphia once
the man who wrote dark and dreary
who understood the word nuance
but did not know the word cheery
his favorite bird was the raven
his heart was hidden from view
as a critic he was brazen
to his thirteen year old cousin he was true
his worst critic labeled him an alcoholic
he lived in poverty fighting for a copyright
never a poem did he write bucolic
his stories are not to be read at night
father of the modern mystery story
his short life was also an enigma
his life and his works an allegory
living and writing about a stigma
the world does celebrate him posthumously
writer, poet, editor, critic, Edgar Allan Poe
most stories of him were written anonymously
believe what you want as his legend does grow.


ME and the Boss










About merb010

Spring Hill, FL, United States Two nice old folks just hanging out, not hurting a bug or anything larger. The years have been kind to us and we now we are enjoying our golden years reading and writing. We are grateful for the God given talents that we now use to help others. View all posts by merb010

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