July 13, 2013 Sunday Whirl #117 and Poets United #158


A tiny voice whispers

Look around in surprise

It is my conscience

You see

The one who

Watches out for me

Together we try to

Stay out of the ditch

Make no mistake

It is easy to get off the path

Leave no trace

Of your whereabouts

Lost in your work

In the studio


Friends will want you to

Come out to play

They will

Leave a note

And when you see them

You will explain

You are not sick

Only dedicated


Seconds past uninterrupted

Then you realize

A lifetime has passed

No rest taken

And like the scientist

In the lab

You attempt to translate

The discoveries made

Detect where you have been

All your life

PROMPT:conscience, together, mistake, leave, note, sick

friends, second, rest, translate, lab, detect

July 2, 2010 deVerse

Just write it down
From time to time
Try to remember
Where you’ve been
Reconstruct yesterday
As best you can

Tell a tale or two
Jot down the words
That form as statues
In the brain

Take a day off
Sit beside the road
Let life go on bye
Say it one way
Recall it another–
Start over
Write it down

Sometimes your head fills up
With all that you want to say
Something you learned
Something you thought
Along the way

Maybe it’s important
Maybe it’s not
Who is to say
It’s a mystery
But it might surprise you
What you have to say