Chip Rice


This And That - Poem by Chip Rice

You said that or I thought you said that
Or was it you said this and not that
I thought I'd figured it out but that wasn't it
Then what was it if it wasn't this or that
The more I think I have things figured out
The more I always seem to get it wrong
So I'll just throw my hands up in frustration
I'll never figure this one out and so who cares
It would be easier to figure out that age old question
Remember it...the secret to life!

Topic(s) of this poem: poems

Form: Ballad


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I call myself a jazz poet...because much of my work is inspired by music jazz music and my real life and my creator who gave my poetic talent that I discovered much later in life(smile)

Comments about This And That by Chip Rice

  • Chinedu Dike (12/9/2017 8:44:00 PM)


    A highly relatable piece depicting communication gap in relationships, well articulated and nicely encapsulated with insight. Thanks for sharing Chip. (Report) Reply

    Chip Rice (12/9/2017 10:09:00 PM)

    It was inspired by the blessed jazz musik i listen to man!

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  • Kelly Kurt (12/9/2015 10:37:00 AM)


    Illustrative of a major problem throughout time; lack of communication (Report) Reply

  • (12/9/2015 3:55:00 AM)


    Thank you...you are much nicer than the New Yorker magazine was to me...they completely rejected it! (smile) (Report) Reply

  • Nosheen Irfan (12/9/2015 2:50:00 AM)


    Just wow. I think pretty much everyone can relate to it. This poem has a unique rhythm and tone. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (12/9/2015 2:30:00 AM)


    COOOOOOL MAN and that is how I feel granted there are much better poets than I and really much jazz poems also...I am listening to Lisa Ono-Pretty World as I read your comment you gladden my heart man! Pls send me your poetry also! Cheers (Report) Reply

  • Captain Herbert Poetry (12/9/2015 2:15:00 AM)


    beautiful and smooth to read like jazz (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 9, 2015



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