Day Williams

Gold Star - 4,914 Points (June 2,1954 / Fresno, California)

Land Of Never - Poem by Day Williams

The Land of Never

Have you ever been so clever
You visited the Land of Never?
"Never will I eat the foods that make me fat,
Never will I say those awful words
Like Heckedy Schmekedy drat, "
Or in a moment of practiced pique
When your bottom's fallen in the creek:
"Never ever will I do that again,
No horse could drag me through that glen, "
Or when your friend and you
have a falling out,
A spat where you cross your arms and shout,
"That's it, never will I be your friend!
Never! Never! Never! The End! "...
But
it's not the end,
now is it?
You'll eat the pie despite the pounds and zits,
You'll say some awful things
Because they have a righteous ring,
You'll take that trip to somewhere far away,
Smiling as you wipe off spray,
You'll call your friends
And make amends,
You'll say, "Did I say ‛Never'"?
For me that's far too clever.
Let's take a walk
Around the block,
Pluck a dandelion on the fly,
Pick out Orion in the sky.
Whatever we may endeavor
Let's steer clear
Of the Land of Never."

Topic(s) of this poem: forgiveness

Form: Free Verse


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 17, 2017



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