once upon a time there be a poetry contest
I had to use the oddest words there be
I tried and tried to my own misery-
so I thought a way to do this through
a day and night of sleepless brew
what to do?
well I'll share these words
so that you and you-
can see the trouble he put me through
such words as these
from my tongue naught fall
but I'll be damned if I didn't use them all!
July 29, 2010. © Gerard Haughey, All rights reserved