My People

Going on.

Home Game

Here’s to the team that still lines up
When their record’s 0 and 10
Here’s to the hours of practice drills
When a beating looms again

Here’s to the men and women who
Everyday, go out to fight
In a battle they won’t win
And who still press on, despite

Though their fans might be but few
Still they strive to be their best
Every day, they work for more
Every night, they’ve earned their rest

Life’s a game that we all lose
So, let’s not our time misspend:
Going on to fight the fight
Makes us winners in the end

One Answer

Question: what do you say to people who want to follow in your footsteps?

She said:

“The only people
Who ever tell you
Not to try
At all

Are people who failed
Who therefore think
There’s no way over
The wall

So hang around
With those who do
Not those who say
You can’t

Then go and live
The life you want
And dream big –
End of rant”

(… the daily post …)

There’s No Accounting For Inspiration

Superman and Cheshire Cat

This is the sight in front of me
Each time I write a poem;
That’s Superman and Cheshire Cat,
But — you already know ’em.

They’ve helped me write three hundred times,
The last time that I checked –
Each time we knock one out, we drink
A cold Doctors-Select.

Now inspiration comes
In many different ways, I feel;
I happen to get most of mine
From Ches, and Man of Steel