5 days to go….

five knocked upon my door today

enquiring as to the state of things

poetically speaking

 

i told him he was the beginning

of the end

so he left

my next encounter is likely to be four-

midable given his propensity

towards in the box thinking

he’s such a square

i will dispense with him

in order to prepare for the arrival

of the three musketeers of poetry

rhyme, scheme and meter

i will tarry a while

with these old friends

and wear me a smile

before it all ends

with a visit from someone

you know who

friend of duality

the number two

he will bring with him a dance

of the

yin and the yang

above and below

good and evil

tales of old

and we will chat until

day turns to night

when he will dissapear

in a puff of smoke

as unity enters his

consciousness and he realises

all is one

 

 

 

Day 26 of NaPoWriMo…this day and four more make FIVE….Funny that 😉

Hanging as I have all month with The Toads

 

17 thoughts on “5 days to go….

  1. kim881 says:

    Such a clever countdown, Paul! We’ll miss it when it’s gone – until next year! I love the ‘three musketeers of poetry / rhyme, scheme and meter’!

  2. isadoragruye says:

    Hiya Paul! Congrats on being the first one to catch onto the 5 days left and hence that was the number of our list. I loved how you chose to personify each poem that you will write on the remaining days. I also think you make some very smart choices in the how you broke up your lines. The shortness of them makes the poem stand out even more.

    For instance:

    “i told him he was the beginning

    of the end

    so he left”

    See, what you did there? For me, this is so much more effective than if you had written:

    “i told him he was the beginning

    of the end so he left”

    Thanks for posting and Viva La!

  3. Vivian Zems says:

    This was a treat to read…the countdown was marvellous! Loved this bit “….the number two
    he will bring with him a dance of the yin and the yang….”. Each number has something unique in its character. Well done!

  4. Kerry says:

    Bravo!
    I wish I had this conception – and the wherewithal to execute so fine a piece after a month of heavy writing. Of all of us, you have shown us how it is done, Paul… with aplomb and unwearied spirit. It has been a pleasure.

  5. Robbie Yates says:

    Your poem just doubled the light in my day.
    A factor in making my blues go away.
    And yes, you divided your lines with great skill,
    You multiplied rhythm and it was just brill!
    I’d like to return here, when you’ve added more.
    I am an exponent of blogging, for sure.
    Cos while just a fraction of blog posts are rhymes,
    This one’s a math one and that’s just sublime!

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