Chuck Audette

Rookie - 59 Points (Poetry Hell, Vermont)

A False Truism - Poem by Chuck Audette

They say:
'you snooze, you lose'
and it's said like a truth I should keep
but the uncouth answer I choose
Is at least you don't lose sleep!

Comments about A False Truism by Chuck Audette

  • (7/12/2012 6:34:00 PM)

    Great stuff. I'm a wake up to this sort of thing although tired of some of those contradictory disposable platitudes. Well done. (Report) Reply

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  • Adeline Foster (12/14/2011 3:47:00 PM)

    I like, I like. Niffty thought. Read mine - Clowns -
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  • Michael Gale (4/7/2009 2:02:00 PM)

    I would guess that U'd not want to take a sleeping pill, or U'd lose te will.
    Great write Sir Chuck.

    God bless the sleepy ones-MJG.
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  • (6/17/2008 11:05:00 AM)

    How can one choose? I am at my best when I am asleep. (Report) Reply

  • (5/7/2008 8:02:00 AM)

    Hear Hear! ! (and with a little one in tow - I totally get this one!) HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • (12/20/2007 2:01:00 PM)

    Excellent wit and philosophy combined in this write, Chuck! This reminds me of Mark Twain. I also enjoyed the oxymoron in the title. Superb! Have a great Christmas! Beth (Report) Reply

  • (11/5/2007 4:21:00 PM)

    Found you today for the first time after your response to my 'Idiom' I see by the way you play with words you are serious about your work. Thanks for the response. I hope you enjoy any/all of my 'rest'. (Report) Reply

  • (5/8/2007 3:14:00 PM)

    All good things come to he who waits,
    but he who hesitates is lost,
    and patience is a virtue, yet
    slow and steady wins the race.

    Okay, now I am really confused!

    And consider these:

    a) A stitch in time saves nine, so does that mean nine stitches well in advance of being needed will save time?

    b) An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but a cured ounce prevents all manner of ills, or at least makes it seem so.

    And no, in case you're wondering, I'm not on anything, Chuck; just having one of those days, and it's all because of you.; -)


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  • (4/15/2007 1:29:00 PM)

    But, If you CHOOSE to lose your snooze,
    does that somehow keep your sleep for you,
    OR does that make some things untrue,
    like some would say true falsies do?
    I know that it's uncouth, but I had to ask!
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  • (4/14/2007 10:18:00 AM)

    But, even in sleep, one loses -for if one reaches ninety and sleeps the recommended 8 hours per day, he/she has slept away 30 years, which time can be considered either wasted on dreamless nights to replenish the body for wasted days couch-sitting watching inane telly shows or any of the non-productive hours are spent searching for something productive to do - or, their could be those wonderfully enjoyable dreams. Too bad we cannot program minds to dream at will as we do with DVD's. (Report) Reply

  • (2/21/2007 11:40:00 AM)

    Ah, the loser rationalizes! I completely concur! And great title! -Linda (Report) Reply

  • (11/9/2006 11:20:00 AM)

    a beauty. (an american-beauty even.) (Report) Reply

  • (9/9/2006 10:26:00 AM)

    haha. nice rebuttal! & uncouth is a great word. to use in a poem. i dug. (Report) Reply

  • (9/1/2006 3:04:00 PM)

    Top maks for the title, the endless chuckle, and the dose of on!
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  • (6/30/2006 10:43:00 PM)

    10 for making me laugh out loud. solid. (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2006 4:07:00 PM)

    You should send this to the Wall Street Journal op-ed page, Chuck. It really is a classic. (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2006 8:41:00 AM)

    I agree 100% with Poetry Hound...I'd buy a book like that! ! ! ! Barb (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2006 5:47:00 PM)

    I like it. As ever, you charm, you treat, you amuse the hell out of me. (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2006 3:40:00 PM)

    You can do wittier than this, Charlie. Hope you don't mind me saying so. Warm regards, Gina. (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2006 11:14:00 AM)

    I can only agree with Poetry Hound - and the sentiments of this wee gem.
    Anna xxx
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 5, 2006

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