Friday, February 27, 2009


I am a very serious fellow,
I think deep thoughts all day,
About why things are as they are
And if they'll stay that way.

But when I try to write them down,
Each nuanced contemplation,
I end up with these same cliches --
I end in desperation!

I've had no luck when I have tried
To write insightful verse,
And should I chance to fall in love,
It goes from bad to worse.

Not eloquent nor elegant
Nor even very witty,
My poems are not me at all --
It truly is a pity.

But I remain a serious fellow,
As serious as can be,
So here's another bunch of words
Arrayed as poetry.

Stephen Brooke ©2009

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