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Trivia Night

Trivia Night I follow every backroad and freeway to see where they lead And I look to the pages learned people read I look at all the flea market uniquities and antiques, And the things they’re liquidating at the chains and boutiques Wandering from the courtyards to the streets I seek both patterns and something I haven’t already seen I read all the footnotes to all the entries in the reference row I look up all the words, allusions, and phrases foreign people know Hoping to shriek more articulately So someone will come get me. I listen to all I can tune in on the dial I read articles in today’s file, looking for the truth among the ruins in the pile, But all I want to know is if Anne Frank still believes in mankind. And if I just knew that, it would be worth everything I’ve learned to find Maybe it’s the one thing I might never learn; An insight nobody can earn or deserve And I may never get ahead of the game Or worse, I’ll find out it’s all the same; it’s just arbitrary rules to blame Just another answer on trivia night. But it doesn’t keep me from this plight, I may find it one day, I cling to a slight chance there, That it will be more than worth it all if just that one answer I might realize Even if there isn’t a prize.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 4/17/2018 7:10:00 PM
Lovely poem, Amy. Very enjoyable read.
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Date: 3/24/2018 11:20:00 PM
This was good, really good....I'm new here so this is the first poem I've read, it almost made me think of war or an accident, and someone wanting answers, like the part of a line that said*ruins in a pile*...keep up the good work....God bless A fellow poet Kathryn Eddy
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Amy Sell
Date: 3/25/2018 1:30:00 PM
Thank you so much, Kathryn! It's good to know someone else here appreciates this kind of desire for answers!