Sylvia Chidi

(Germany)

Rhyming with 'ay'


This is a fun poem, where I was challenged to write only with sentences ending with 'ay' and not repeating a word more than once unless I really needed to. I may still amend it.

I try to pray
Almost every other day
That everything will be okay

Now I wish the sun could shine its rays
Moreover, winter should go away
Joyfully I will shout out ay, ay, ay
Maybe then ask for a wish from a flowery Fay

I wonder what I will say
I could wish for an increase in pay
Or ask to be content and harmoniously gay
Please send me silver pennies on a tray
Or perhaps just before my birthday
Reward me with a holiday

To the countryside where sheep bray
Until all the farmers, hairs are gray
Where grasses keep quiet to my dismay
And line up in greens of arrays
Where people shout hurray, hurray
And chickens deal with eggs they have to lay

Such a place I would like to stay
However, it has to have a quay
Ironed out with sands of clay
There are times I wonder in dismay ***
Why people suffer everyday
Hands take their time to slay
Others living things and betray
Our reasoning behind a bodies decay

Well while the sunshines make hay
So they say
Try not to be agile and affray
Take out time to play
Life requires some foreplay
Rewind your clock and replay
Some of your events today
Place objects in different outlays
Program your timing with some delay
Then you might see where you have gone astray

In the meantime you can stay
From Monday to Sunday and at midday
Keep quiet and silently on the bed lay
Listen to the sounds of the river bay
It will give you an insight to my ways

Copyright 2005 - Sylvia Chidi

Submitted: Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Edited: Tuesday, December 20, 2005

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