Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Day 20 - Poems? I've Got Plenty!

Human 76: A post-apocalyptic surprise is coming!

Good poems? Not so much, but this is more of a writing exercise (and to show support for National Poetry Month*) than to win a prize. The point is to keep writing even though I don't have the time or energy to spare.

And now, for something completely different...

Sleeping On The Train

There are always seats when I get on;
I'm at the far end of the line.
They are not seats one could love,
The way they twist my spine,

And yet I find
A way to sleep,
More like a nap, though,
Not too deep

Until the daily journey ends
When I, and many others rise,
Trudging off to jobs
We despise.

Why do we do it
And suffer so?
Every morning
We get up and go

When we could easily find
Some other way to pass the day
Without having to ride
To some distant point in order to earn our pay.

I really think it is the train,
Although that may sound slightly insane
To think those seats that give us pain
Could somehow entice us back again.

But I would miss my naps.
And even if I could sleep in
It's not as much fun as waking up
In some place other than where you've been.

                      K.R. Smith

*I'm trying to write a poem each day for National Poetry Month. It's difficult to come up with original titles (that are interesting) for each post. I chose silly instead.

 Here are the links to the poems so far:

   Day 1 National Poetry Month - Kick-off (National Poetry Month)
   Day 2 Haiku, For You (Haiku)
   Day 3 A Poem For Free (The Good Morning Man)
   Day 4 Wait, There's Even More (Monday)
   Day 5 I'm Still Alive (TMI)
   Day 6 I'm Resorting To Tricks (A Walk Through Kipling's Wood)
   Day 7 It Almost Like Poetry Heaven (Metal Monsters)
   Day 8 I've Got A Lot On My Plate (The Ides Of April)
   Day 9 Another Poem Would Be Fine (Storm Spirit)
   Day 10 I'm At It Again (What A Tree Is Not)
   Day 11 Yes, Number Eleven (A U-Turn For The Worse)
   Day 12 I Feel Like One Of Santa's Elves (Avoiding The Plague Like The Plague)
   Day 13 By The Poetry Machine (Sounds Of A Spring Night)
   Day 14 Rhymes With Thirteen (Bluebells)
   Day 15 I'm Just Being Mean (No Poem Today)
   Day 16 And I'm Full Of Beans (Steel Circles)
   Day 17 I'm Getting The Hang Of This Routine (Of All Things)
   Day 18 As Words Careen (Swamped)
   Day 19 The Last Teen You'll Be Seein' (Haiku)

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