Poem #27 – Do’s and Don’ts

 

 

This one came out a little weird. Not rhyming at first but changed towards the end. That as well as the context gave me a title after the fact. I guess it could go for a short bio too as all statements are true. I just wanted to add a little humor to cut through some of the darkness that is my real inspiration for much of my writing although the dark poems are a bit better in my humble opinion… just trying something different. Anyway, here it is!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I never learned to swim

 

 

 

I don’t even know how to float

 

 

 

You will never catch me at a pool

 

 

 

Or at the edge of a lake

 

 

 

I know exactly how to stay in my place

 

 

 

Which is nowhere near deep waters

 

 

 

I don’t know how to make good biscuits

 

 

 

I know all the steps but

 

 

 

Somehow they never come out of the oven

 

 

 

Edible

 

Baked Goods Heaven

Baked Goods Heaven (Photo credit: Renée S. Suen)

 

I know exactly how to stay in my place

 

 

 

And keep my teeth at the same time

 

 

 

I refuse to drive on the expressway

 

 

 

At least I won’t do it alone

 

 

 

My sense of direction is practically non-existent

 

 

 

I would never find my way home

 

 

 

I know exactly how to stay in my place

 

 

 

Which is to sit on the passenger’s side and hope for the best

 

 

 

I have never been on an airplane

 

 

 

I have an irrational fear of heights

 

 

 

I don’t like the idea of being off of the ground

 

 

 

Nowhere comes to mind

 

 

 

When thinking of places to visit that require a plane ticket

 

 

 

I know just how to stay in my place

 

 

 

When I want to travel, I read a book

 

 

 

A roller coaster ride for me is just a fantasy

 

 

 

That is the only possible way

 

 

 

For me to make this accomplishment without

 

 

 

Turning green, throwing up, or dying from sheer terror

 

 

 

Once again, off  of the ground is a no – no

 

 

 

So is moving at very high speed

 

 

 

I will continue to stay in my place

 

 

 

And be happy for others who enjoy what I don’t do

 

 

 

I have no problem with slightly living

 

 

 

Vicariously through

 

 

 

As long as I am satisfied with myself

 

 

 

No problem should be posed for you

 

 

 

I know where my place is and I will stay there

 

 

 

My pride is stored on a shelf

 

 

 

I will simply stick to what I do know

 

 

 

Because I am good enough at it to share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. solmasol
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 04:22:30

    Thank you for following me

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