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. . .Sumtymz: a Life-Long Struggle

Kenneth, loves satire and writings to spotlight others, but he also has an "addiction" so to speak, to dramatic and abstract/prose poetry.

Symtymz . . .as she is now.

Symtymz . . .as she is now.

Sumtymz . . .

Sumtymz, she’s oh so-o-o-o elusive for the youth

She teases. . .never agreeing increasing.

Sumtymz . . .

Sumtymz . . .I kept close company with her as I grew,

And all the while, I knew. Yes, I knew.

Sumtymz . . .never a brass ring, but a ring of glass.


Sumtymz . . .I never felt hatred for you as I grew to manhood

Sumtymz . . .oh, yes, you slut’d around, keeping me down,

Until . . .yes, that Sumtymz . . .

My skills sharpened while yours grew older, and losing that

Luster now looks so dull.

Sumtymz . . .

Yes, Sumtymz . . .sometimes we endure . . .

And Sumtymz . . .you don’t.


Writer's summary – this piece can be easily understood to be

a life-long contest between a young man—naive and gullible, but

the day grew long and as he became a man, the “foe” Symtymz,

only decreased.

This is my interpretation. What is yours?

Thanks, Kenneth

© 2018 Kenneth Avery

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