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Curbing Boredom With Nonsense

Poetry is turning out to be a very cathartic medium, I should do this more often.


Envious were all the eyes,

That fell upon the fleeting prize.

Cut the winner down to size,

Cheering was heard before the cries.

A crowd stood round a body dead,

It had been shot right in the head.

Shot by others who were full of dread,

I think I’ll hang back and stay in bed.

Gather ‘round and watch the show,

How it ends is where we must go.

Swim against infernal flow,

From the darkness you must glow.

What would it take to go between,

The fleshy gates so rarely seen?

Don’t be greedy nor get mean,

Love is all we want to glean.

Hatred is all you sought to offer,

Sitting upon your empty coffer.

So I sought those who would proffer,

Left you behind as the bitter scoffer.

Let now come the scorned fair child,

I’ll let them run free and so wild.

Offer nothing but love, fair and mild,

By our graces the world is beguiled.

Generosity is the key,

Now take flight and follow me.

There’s a world for us to see,

Break these chains and be free!

Not Much to Say

It's just one of those days, I suppose, and you know we all have them. Get some bad news, get a little down about it, pretend like nothing is wrong lest you have to hear the unwarranted advice of others. Boredom and bad news, sounds like a sitcom if you ask me. Little exhausted with trying to slow to the pace of those around me, takes a toll to restrain passion and ambition.

Just don't have much to say about it all, nothing nice at the least.


Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 15, 2020:

Yes, taking flight is quite nice. Fly away into the worlds we weave with our finger tips. Poetry is a nice fallback in times where I write pieces like these, and I'm glad you use yours as a way to fly too, Brenda.

Thanks for reading!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 14, 2020:

Interesting one to say the least.

Getting bad news is always difficult and i would rather not hear advice from others, but i do like to fly away.

Thankfully I have my words.

Take care.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 05, 2020:

Mitara it has been so long, I've missed your presence!

Thanks for your amazing compliment, as always!

Mitara N from South Africa on May 05, 2020:

Love the crux of your piece "Break these chains and be free"

What you have written speaks volumes and deeply to feelings that are overwhelming, if bad news is received could be a cherry on the top, but you are right, generosity is key and love don't cost a thing.

Excellent piece Kyler

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 03, 2020:

Ah, I see, so this would probably fit more into a dramatic genre. I think most of my poetry is melodramatic, but I guess I'll just stick to throwing it in the basic poetry category.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on May 02, 2020:

Nonsense poetry is stuff like limericks and basically silly verse that is written for a laugh.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 02, 2020:

Thank you, John, I'm actually not even sure what nonsense poetry is. I tend to leave my poetry out of a genre, because I'm not formally educated in poetic prose outside of basic rhyme schemes like ABAB, etc. and I can define some of the genres. I called this one nonsense because I put very little thought into it, and just let the words fall out with no direction from myself other than emotion.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on May 02, 2020:

An enjoyable poem, Kyler. Excellent rhyme and I wouldn't call it nonsense promoting love and generosity in the theme. I really liked that song "Vacant" too.

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