Thursday, April 27, 2017

Were You Born in a Barn? - NaPoWriMo

Photo credit to my mother-in-law, Sharon.
Were You Born in a Barn?
Look with your eyes
   Instead of your mouth.
If you don't have anything nice to say,
   Don't say anything at all.
See this thing here?
   It is called a, "light switch."
If it was any closer
   It would have reached out
   And bit you.
Close the door.
   Or were you born in a barn?
Maybe you're spending too much time
   Staring at the boob-tube.
If you're going to roughhouse,
   Take it outside.
We do not hit.
Turn that down.
Keep your eye on the ball.
Don't borrow trouble.

It was all good advice,
   Even if we didn't recognize it,
   At the time.
Photo credit to my my sister, Sarah (the one on the left).
Note:  This is an installment of my endeavor to write a Poem-A-Day in honor of April being National Poetry Month.  If you want to take part in the annual celebration of all thing poetry consider signing up to receive a poem each day in your email courtesy of the Academy of American Poets.  Or take participate in Poem-in-Your-Pocket Day on April 27th.  There are also loads of Poem-a-Day challenges on the local and international level to inspire creativity and hone the art of poetry writing.

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