Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Self-Portrait In Rhyme

Hard to believe the last two months have flown by with virtually no writing. But my blog stands before me with my last entry on October 2. So, before November totally escapes, I'm offering this short rhyme as a self-portrait. It will also be the Rhyme of the Month on my website for December if you care to drop by in a couple days. Cheers and Blessings.

A Self-Portrait
By Bill Kirk


What you sees is what you gets;
A happy life with no regrets.
S'ppose there could be one or two-
But hardly more than just a few.

There was that time I smoked a pack
Of Camels in the barn out back
At grandpa's farm-and I turned green.
But since then, I've been strictly clean.

And who knew sake mixed with beer,
Would make my vision so unclear?
Going down, it tasted fine.
But later? More like turpentine.

Once I bought some swampland, too.
What a deal! I had no clue.
At last, we sold it ten years later-
Never found that alligator.

Rubbed some blisters; skinned some knees.
Got stung by some wasps and bees.
Gained some wrinkles, lost some hair;
Won a few bets here and there.

Found true love along the way-
Thank my lucky stars each day.
A life well-lived without a care.
And blessings? Yes, at least my share-

What you sees is what you gets;
A happy life with no regrets.
S'ppose there could be one or two-
But hardly more than just a few.

5 comments:

  1. That's a swell poem, wish I could write like that and make it rhyme.

    My spouse, The Education Tipster, told me you like one of my dishes, I want to Thank You for your kind words.

    Best wishes to you and your family Bill, have a happy Christmas.

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by, Anthony. Indeed, the warm weather (cool pasta) dish is now on my list of favorites. Likewise, a blessed Christmas to you and your family.

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  3. Great poem. I enjoy your humor!

    Merry Christmas,
    Donmna

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  4. Thanks, Donna. Some say my humor is an acquired taste. I'm glad you like it.

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