A simple, silly poem

via Daily Prompt: Simplify

Word count = 221 / Reading time = 55 seconds

I didn’t think I would have time to post today, but I’ve come to enjoy posting so much that I busted my butt to get my work finished.  Okay, almost finished.  After seeing today’s Daily Post word, I reckoned a bunch of Bloggers would be posting advice about how to simplify or exhortations on the importance of simplifying.  My life is far too complex even to consider doing so, but I remembered this old poem I wrote when I was younger and sillier.  It’s not an intellectually taxing piece of poetry.  In fact, it doesn’t get much simpler than this one.  I hope you enjoy and tell me what you think of it either way.

An Irrational Fear

If I shrank down to the size of a pea,

crippling fear would paralyze me.

I could be crushed by a landslide of dust

or sucked dry by a vengeful flea.

 

If I happened to suffer such a fate—

a brand new way to lose lots of weight,

but don’t go try it, this new kind of diet—

I’d try like heck not to end up on a plate.

 

If I could avoid these horrible scenes

only to find out it’s not a bad dream,

I’d sit down, cry, and pray to God “Why?”

And try to get used to just being wee.

 

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34 thoughts on “A simple, silly poem

  1. Whoa. Dark! Sometimes old poems have so much to say to us, but sometimes we have to wait a very long time to know what it was! I find that only then can I take the message of the poem and make a new poem, from a new perspective about what the first was really all about. Anyway, I like the poem very much.

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  2. Goodness me it took a while to scroll down to the bottom just to leave my comment here after reading your poem. Yes, yes, I know I am reading this late and commenting late. But better late than never. I remember a time when my comments were some of the only you would get my dear friend. It is so great that you kept going and continued writing. I truly love everything you post, this poem included.

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    1. Thank you, Mridula! I honored and humbled. You may be interested in a project that’s nearing completion. 9 other Bloggers and I collaborated on a short story by writing 300 words each. We’ll be posting the finished product in a few short days, so if you’re interested, please check back here and let me know what you think!

      Take care, be well, and happy blogging!

      Denny

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