David Whalen

Gold Star - 8,200 Points (Covington Kentucky)

Perhaps I Can Change - Poem by David Whalen

Have I overly rhapsodized lately
On Mother Nature’s displays?
I’ve become rather forgetful
With the passing of so many days

Have I bored you lately
With labored, descriptive words
Droned on incessantly
of iridescent hummingbirds?

Of Spring fields of sunflowers
Of the morn’s nascent glow
Of the dragonfly’s rustle
Of the stream’s tinkling flow?

I do ramble on too much
But I love description so
So perhaps I’ll not describe so much
Tho’ tis the only way I know

So you’ll hear much less of stardust…
Less of butterflies and angel wings
Of icy glaze…of snowy crust
Or the way the Zephyr sings

At least I’ll try, to keep it dry
If I fail… I’ll try again
Though God knows…descriptive prose
Has always been my friend

Perhaps I’ll also try to address
Another problem of mine
And that’s my annoying addiction
To my profuse, use of rhyme

There’s another frequent fault I foolishly fall for
That’s the equivalent of mental masturbation
And that’s my inappropriate, incomprehensible,
Overly insane….unabashed, use of alliteration


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 28, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, May 30, 2011


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