Saturday, January 23, 2010

NOTHING TO LOSE

They were right,
I was wrong.

They won,
I lost.

They succeeded,
I failed.

They were victorious,
I was defeated.

They were congratulated,
I was ignored.

They were accepted,
I was rejected.

They were honoured,
I was shamed.

They were excused,
I was blamed.

May as well read the Good News,
Now that I have nothing to lose.

Friday, January 15, 2010

ALPHAPARALLEL


Alphaparallel - synchronising numerically with the alphabet.
Triserial - a series of three.
Oblique - in a slanting, sloping, or inclined direction, course, or position.
Motif - a distinctive idea or theme elaborated on, such as in music, literature, or designwork.


M
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C
H
A
E
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C
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L
D
H
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M
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F
U
S
S
E
L
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Monday, January 11, 2010

SHADORMA SUNSET


Waiting here
For the sun to set
On the sea

Horizon
Closing down another day
WINNING FAMOUSLY.
 


10-01-10

Shadorma: a six-line poem with a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5.

Friday, January 8, 2010

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE


I went to a University and there studied Nothing.
And slept on a mattress with very good stuffing.
With stress levels climbing everywhere by degrees,
My goal was to write a philosophical treatise.

While I studied Nothing in Utopian bliss,
My efforts revealed something awfully amiss.
It's impossible, Methinks, for Nothing to exist,
Because then it would be something not there to be missed.

Confirmed was my find in this verse sent from heaven,
"With God nothing shall be impossible", Luke 1:37.
My thesis on Nothing I then boldly presented,
My Doctorate of Philosophy would, I hoped, be consented.

Theologians and scholars, esteemed lawyers and doctors,
Distinguished professors, and even some proctors,
Appraised my great dialectic with much huffing and puffing,
And awarded me a straight P.H.D. in Nothing.

 
07-11-05