Can Or Can’t


“Secretly, deep down,

everybody on Earth

believes they can

write poetry,

apart from the members

of the Poets’ Guild,

who know they can’t.”


― K.J. Parker






the guild

become a member

do what you can





the lakes calm surface

boats gently drifting along

summer welcomes peace




just another day

attempting some frenetic foreplay

happenings in the life of the ordinary

pretending to be the good fairy

trying to justify their existence

never ever going the entire distance


their immutable style is passe

off to church every Sunday

one never expects the corollary

high school sweethearts they did marry

always following the path of least resistance

years of  mostly compatible coexistence


only their preacher knows how to pray

a few sad hearts when they passed away

to good morals they were never contrary

the quality of life is usually arbitrary

happy  to live a life of adequate subsistence

those remembered gave the most assistance


to the piper we all must pay

never ever overextend your stay

from the straight and narrow we must not vary

the easiest target hit is the one that is stationary

to be extraordinary exercise some gnarly persistence

while pretending to be the poet laureate in residence



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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