I have written easy-going metric poetry since my youth. I was influenced by such people as Lewis Carroll and Nathaniel Hawthorn, though I enjoyed the likes of Poe. I just wrote a poem which I wanted to share. Sometimes I think we get so serious about life that we don’t enjoy the good things.
TO CARE OR NOT TO CARE
I realize our turtles are rightly tortoises,
I know that our rabbits are hares.
It’s true that our blackbirds are starlings,
But Darling, I don’t really care.
I know that today was tomorrow yesterday,
And that we will never move to there—
The future is a mist we all must wander through,
But frankly my dear, I don’t care.
It is only for Love that we should live our lives,
Some days are murky; others fair.
As for the trifling angst of pampering everyone,
Frankly I have learned not to care.
For more such verses look up my books, Reflections on LIfe and I Walked My Dog This Morning. They’re both on Amazon.