Nothing Is Free


“…”vers libre,” (free verse)

or nine-tenths of it,

is not a new metre,

any more than sleeping

in a ditch is a

new school of architecture.”


~ G.K. Chesterton




form versus function

birthed by a Higher Power

words cannot describe





usually rhyme

a free verse

is never really free





nothing is free my Mother always said
everyone knew she was more than a figurehead
when God gives you lemons make lemonade
you know that the piper always gets paid
she even knew whom I should have wed

time has passed and the more I write
I now know that Mother was always right
I’ve yet to find where I have been misled
nothing is free my Mother always said

she always knew what was lying ahead
kitchen counseling as she made the best cornbread
with little she made much by being creative
she manipulated my mind without being authoritative

still giving advice as she laid on her deathbed
nothing is free my Mother always said



ME and the Boss



this form of poetry is called a Rondeau




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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