Improvement (is an Inside Job): In Acrostic
It starts with the self
Minimalism and mindfulness
Productivity over busyness
Variety of experiences
Eat well, pray often, love the one you’re with
Making time, taking time
Endless intellectual curiosity
Not afraid to say no
Thank you, please, and I’m sorry
As Good as the Golden Boy
He was as good as gold, and
she was worth more than many rubies.
When he became her chain, and
she, the pendant which weighed him down,
they got what they richly deserved.
“The smallest minority on earth is the individual.” –Ayn Rand
XXXXXXXXXXA multitude of legacies.
The Power of One.
*Disclaimer: I am not a fan or follower of Ayn Rand, but the quote perfectly illustrated the thought behind the poem.
The good life is one that is lived,
not through a screen,
but with hope of things unseen.
It is lived with purpose,
but without everything having to have one.
It is understood that every day
doesn’t have to be a holiday;
it is understood that holidays
don’t have to be the best ever.
The good life,
like any good poem,
doesn’t have to rhyme,
but is lived knowing that
one has a reason
for being here.
The good life is often lived never knowing
what that reason is,
but accepting by faith that one,
Because this is how I feel about Andy’s “art”.
On Andy Warhol
You took Marilyn’s face,
& the collective who
designed the Campbell’s soup label.
What did you do but copy
& someone else’s designs,
immortalizing processed soup
& a real dish?
Because limericks are fun!
The Audacity of Nope
Mrs. Pope got tired of hearing “Nope”,
so much so, she couldn’t cope,
so she became a customer service rep,
telling herself “Yep”,
& she no longer needed Mr. Pope.
Requiem for a Romance (in a capella )
It can’t be over,
for you’re still under my skin,
which I am quite comfortable in.