Sunday, April 24, 2016

Day 24 - There's Still More

A post-apocalyptic surprise coming soon!

I've been thinking of moving, so that's where this poem* came from...

Questionable Premises

Have you ever gone to an open house?
The kind where a house is for sale?
Have you ever looked at how people have lived
And considered their tortuous tale?

Did you ever wonder why that wall is blue,
Or why there is no wall at all?
Remember when that hue was all the rage
And how it's now so banal?

Don't you think every sink and discolored tub
Should have all it's hardware replaced
Since they're so out of style and hopelessly old
They should have their questionable ancestry traced?

And just what is it the kitchen is missing
Besides a replacement for everything there,
And if they didn't have pet dogs or cats
Why is there so much hair?

And should the floors all be sanded down,
And are they of oak or of pine?
Don't you doubt how the house could possibly sell,
And worst of all, why is it mine?

                      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)
   Day 20 Poems? I've Got Plenty! (Sleeping On The Train)
   Day 21 A Poem For Fun (Drunk On Blogger)
   Day 22 One More For You (The Other World)
   Day 23 And Another Poem For Free (Downtown Rain)

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