Peculiar Poetry

Poetry with and without reason and rhyme.
Strange is what I strive for.
Expect lyrics and limericks, free verse and format.
Be prepared for bubbly and boiled, terrifying and horrifying.
Keep an eye out for those that provoke your thoughts, and some that bear no thought at all.
Many written for class, and others without much of it.
Feel free. There are no boundaries. Just think.
Consider, Ponder, Wonder, Imagine.
Argue, Oppose, Debate, Defend.
Perhaps you will be offended.
That's good.
Think about that.
Learn more of what you think.
How you think.
Take what you can from what you hate.
I don't seek to preach.
I only speak my mind.
A mind most peculiar.


19. "Words to the Wise"

She can spill her mind to her heart's content, 

But she cannot change what you think. 

For you can lead a horse to water, 

But you cannot make it drink. 


You want your friend to be happy again, 

All the while, feeling just as alone. 

Why do you look at the sawdust in your brother's eye, 

But pay no attention to the plank in your own? 


You can do many things, but not very well—

Jack of all trades, master of none. 

But on second thought, you can do many things... 

So that is better than a master of one. 


You have all that you ever wanted, 

Yet in your heart is a gaping hole. 

What good is it to gain the world, 

Yet lose your very soul? 


Your actions may not be wise, 

But you might learn just what you lack. 

Because curiosity killed the cat, 

But satisfaction brought it back. 


Your outfit is just what the crowd admires, 

And the fact makes you stand bolder. 

Yet to some, it's deemed overdone and bland—

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 


You can keep what you have, or risk it for more, 

Though failure will cost you so much. 

So why would you gamble the bird in your hand 

When it is worth the two in the bush? 


You stand triumphant, a grin on your face. 

Feeling as though you can conquer all. 

Yet man cannot be omnipotent, 

And pride comes before the fall. 


You can have the grandest fortune, 

And still be kind to people. 

For you see, the love of money 

Is the true root of all evil. 


Wisdom knows no time or place, 

So please, some words to the wise: 

Know and apply these proverbs of old, 

And mull upon those you despise. 

Join MovellasFind out what all the buzz is about. Join now to start sharing your creativity and passion
Loading ...