Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,505 Points (25th March 1943)

You Know Your Fault - Poem by Ernestine Northover

Do some detox,
Clear your head,
Unlock all locks,
Feel free instead.
Sit a spell,
Relax a while,
You'll feel swell
If you'd only smile,
Or try to yawn.
It won't crack your face,
Desire to be reborn,
Find some space.
Put your feet up,
Take a break,
Lift a teacup,
Try some cake,
Have some time off,
Lounge around,
With some wine to quaff,
You'll sleep safe and sound.
Call a halt,
Calm the mind
You know your fault,
You just can't unwind!

© Ernestine Northover

Comments about You Know Your Fault by Ernestine Northover

  • Elysabeth Faslund (7/31/2007 9:54:00 AM)

    Agree with Esther. Type A, but with a healthy dose of Hypertension, as well? Or unhealthy. Penned in short, precise words, as the words' meaning is. Thank God I'm not a Type A. Great work to be admired! ! ! xxElysabeth (Report) Reply

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  • Melvina Germain (8/29/2006 1:36:00 AM)

    I love this one too Ernestine, you are amazing---I look forward to another evening of Ernestine----Melvina (Report) Reply

  • (3/21/2006 5:40:00 PM)

    This poem makes me glad not to be a 'Type A' personality; willing to bet you aren't either, Ernestine! Great message for those who are and for those who need a good break from the hurly-burly of life. : ] Esther (Report) Reply

  • (1/30/2006 4:40:00 PM)

    Dear Ernestine
    Yes we rush around far too much.
    Have you ever heard the piece of choral music called deep peace by bill douglas
    I feel that you would really love it.
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  • (1/2/2006 5:48:00 PM)

    This is great Ernestine I like the way it starts out as if the subject has mental health problems and ends as just a subject who is uptight.

    Warm and humourous the pacing is spot on as if the narrator is at their last tether.
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  • (1/2/2006 4:00:00 PM)

    Lovely Ernestine, Moyax (Report) Reply

  • (1/2/2006 3:01:00 PM)

    Ernestine. I like this. '...unlock all locks! ' Suggestion: ' You Know Your Fault(s) perhaps? Just a thought.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 2, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008

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