Brian Mayo

Gold Star - 12,347 Points (1960)

'Poem? What Poem? ' - Poem by Brian Mayo

I scratched a poem in golden sand-
Some simple words of praise
I thanked the Lord for sunsets and
The skies they set ablaze.

I thanked Him for the ocean's roar
And blessed Him for the beach
I stood on His majestic shore
And praised Him good for each.

So I was pretty damned surprised
To look down at the foam
And see His hand, before my eyes,
Erase my simple poem.

I cursed Him for His wretched prank
And that's the moment when
I swore to God I'd never thank
His sorry butt again.

Topic(s) of this poem: beach, god, ocean, poem, religion

Comments about 'Poem? What Poem? ' by Brian Mayo

  • (11/13/2015 12:02:00 AM)

    Delightful write Brian. I love the image of your reclaimed poem being swept away. (Report) Reply

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  • David Magill (11/2/2015 7:03:00 PM)

    Interesting to put this content in 8-6 ballad form, but it works. Last two lines inadvertently create an enjambment that trips up the rhyme. But you nailed the whole thing, really. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Poem By (11/2/2015 6:34:00 PM)

    funny how that works...

    nice write
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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 3, 2016

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