Inappropriate Poetic Subjects #5 – Sonata Allegro Form

Franz Joseph Haydn

If you want a big production
You tack on an introduction

Before assuming the position
Starting with an exposition

Whether high-class or low-rent
You have to have development

You’ll land in a situation
Without recapitulation

Clean it out with baking soda
Top it off with a short coda

There is my short-worded guide in
First movements by F.J. Haydn

A Brief Encounter

Coke in Car

A woman asked me if I was in pain
I told her that I was, and she was kind
To stop and help a stranger in the street
Someone she’d probably never see again

She walked me to my car and I got in
I thanked her and said I would be okay
I took some pills I kept beside the dash
And watched her as she swiftly walked away

I sat and drank a Coke until I felt
That I could drive again, then home I went
And slumped into my chair, and closed my eyes
The last bit of my energy full spent

And drowsily I heard by wife come in
Although she was my girlfriend in those days
She sat gently beside me, stroked my hair
And looked at me with her sweet, pensive gaze

“Were you down at the park?” She asked. – I was.
How did you know, I asked her, and again –
“My sister said she helped a guy down there
Who sounded just like you – a gentleman.”

It wasn’t much to be a gentle guy
With so much pain throbbing inside my head
But I’m glad that she said that about me
And really, not much nicer could be said

Inappropriate Poetic Subjects #4 – The Ontological Argument


Imagine the greatest thing there is
To be great, it should “be”
If it’s not there, it’s not so great
And that’s ontology

If anything at all is here
There’s “greatest”, sure enough
So Anselm’s right and Kant is wrong
With his Critiques of Stuff

Descartes believed it, Hegel too
Spinoza thought it clear
The greatest thing there is, must be
Or so, it would appear



Choices we make everyday
Lead or lose us from our way
We learn as we go along
Or we go forever wrong

Read the map of discipline
Your way is contained within
Use the current off-road mess
To get back to happiness

Discipline’s a fright’ning term
But I can herein affirm
When we know to learn from pain
We’re back on our way again


Inappropriate Poetic Subjects #3 – Penny Press

Variety Puzzles

Maybe they’re the same as Dell
I do not know, I cannot tell

But both, or one, or either make
These puzzle books my will to break

I can fool with one for hours
As it saps my poor mental powers

And so it is with humbleness
That I salute you, Penny Press