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Tuesday, July 30, 2013


For d'verse Poets


A misdirected comment 
at an inopportune time 
creates a broken window 
of missed opportunity… 
which is kind of logical, 
in a messed-up kind of way…

An open invitation 
in a tight-sealed envelope, 
initiates a response 
that will go without comment
without ever being said.

An understated compliment 
offers an understanding 
of overstated indulgence 
in unreasonable affairs… 

The product of a misspent youth…? 
Or of a well spent future…?

No-one knows, or cares, these days… 
They’re all too preoccupied 
with things of no importance… 
things of no significance… 
with things that don’t make much sense. 

All have other fish to fry, 
other considerations 
they must take into account… 
other accounts they must take 
into consideration
while you ponder aimlessly
sitting there, thinking about 
nothing in particular… 
listening to the latest
hot chart hits and breaking news; 
global information from 
your local radio station, 
now turning its attention 
to random acts of boredom.

Infotainment Show phone-in… 
Monday morning, possibly
maybe even afternoon
but definitely Monday… 

You make a simple request
as cynical as ever; 
a dedication to those 
who dedicate their lives to 
The Pursuit of Trivia… 
those with too much time on their hands, 
too much cash in their pockets, 
too much disposable income. 
No sign of an overdraft
not even the slightest hint; 
those who definitely have 
visible means of support
without any strings attached…

You’re not jealous or anything
although it must be stated
you can’t afford the luxury 
of managing your own time; 
prioritising interests.

You couldn’t even compile 
a short list of things to do; 
setting out intentions in 
chronological order… 
a graphical presentation, 
or put it another way, 
a Bucket List of wishes 
you’d never wish anyway… 
You wouldn’t even wish them 
on your greatest enemy… 
And we all know who that is… 

It happens to be yourself…


  1. No-one knows, or cares, these days…
    They’re all too preoccupied
    with things of no importance…
    things of no significance…
    with things that don’t make much sense...

    that is the essence of our reality in a nut shell...so consumed with the next thing we often miss the now and never really connect with others as well leaving us in a state of crowded loneliness where we fool ourselves into thinking we are living...

    (ok off the soapbox now, heh)

  2. Yes, we can be our own worst enemy.

  3. I agree with Brian.... People rush through their life juggling not really living ....

  4. Truly the hardest of places can be having everything.. I enjoyed working cheap in something I enjoy before having no concerns what so ever about money...jobs...etc...having to make my actual own decisions of what to do next; that is when my wife is not giving orders! Enjoyed your words; brings back memories; love ya friend!