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Puzzle Me Not

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Puzzle Me Not

When I awake to winter skies of gray
And poetry that would defy my mind,
I'm not tempted its loose phrases to unfray
In hope some gem of wisdom I might find
For such a task I'm truly disinclined.

Nor do I bother with the more than careless poet
Who has not pride enough to edit chosen word.
Though neither he nor the spell checker seems to know it,
Same sound with different meaning is preferred.
The one he's used is little better than absurd.

To be sure there are some poets in our band,
Who can turn a phrase in a pecuiliar way,
Well worth all the time it takes to understand,
So richly clever they deserve a longer stay.
You will find them in our pages here today.

I love poems with a soft and easy flow,
Not mystery that assaults my intellect.
A spot of wisdom or a bit of "in the know"
And a novel metaphor just for effect,
Is enough for average readers, I suspect.

By: Joyce Johnson for contest "Occlusion"

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  1. Date: 3/25/2013 6:23:00 PM

    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 11:03:00 AM

    Dear "Mom", HOPE this Finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. I bet YOU deserve a Congratulations on this POETIC Tapestry. I know how Francine thinks and know YOU will be in the Winners Circle. LOVE ALWAYS and FORVER YOUR "POETRY Son"...Harry Soup Mail Call

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 4:32:00 AM

    Very well written Joyce and I love it for its "easy flow". Good observation here on poets and their poetry. Good luck with the contest.

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 3:07:00 PM

    Hello Joyce, stopping by to wish you a Happy Halloween ;-).~hugs xox hugs~ Please have a happy, fun and safe Halloween. Trick or treat~ Love:-) PD

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 11:21:00 AM

    Joyce what you say is so true and I too prefer the soft and easy flow of poetry. Sometimes I think I totally misunderstand some of the poems out there. Nicely done. love phyl