adventures in dysthymia

Saturday, October 21, 2006


It’s all quite well to be writer
but I’d rather be a fighter,
lay out opponents with my left hook
instead of sparring with a book.

I’ve tried to shuffle like Ali
but shuffling papers is it for me;
and though my jabs are with a pen,
I hope a punch lands now and then!

Oh, perhaps it’s just as well
that I chose not to answer the bell;
an author deals with black and white
while one is black and blue, post-fight.

Stephen Brooke ©2006

I coulda been a contender...

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