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One day I'm a genius;
The next I'm dumb as dirt.
If you are in agreement, well,
My feelings won't be hurt.

The scope of  my intelligence
And which way I will skew
Has nothing whatsoever
To connect with my IQ.

The reason's rather simple,
For I filled in every square
Of Friday's crossword puzzle - 
Bam! The answers were right there.

But today's a different story
As the empty boxes mock;
And nothing's in my brain except
The ticking of the clock.

At least again tomorrow,
In the Sunday puzzle's sprawl,
I will have the chance to prove
I am a genius after all.

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 11/3/2013 3:37:00 PM
    You may or may not be a genius, but you are a wonderful rhyming poet. I have enjoyed every one of the poems you have written...peter

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 9:01:00 AM
    Sunday is a tough one, New York's beyond me. I look at all those crazy clues and can't begin to see. I like the simpler small town one where I don't feel so dumb. Big city rags just hurt my brain and leave me feeling numb. Enjoyed! Peace.:)

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 11:29:00 AM
    Another wonderful poem ilene. You are a genius to come up with all the great poems that you write. It seems that you write one every day. How are you able to do it? Genius!

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 5:52:00 PM
    This made me smile, nice write! If you wish look at "I am a genius"