Tag Archives: 2011

waiting room

Anxious music

I just found this yesterday. It is the beginnings of a poem I wrote while sitting in a waiting room, feeling anxious. It was written sometime in late November, early December of 2011. The music in the waiting room is filled with anticipation, like the sound track of a video game on a constant loop. […]

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My first couplet

Well, actually, I’ve probably written couplets before … just not on purpose. In my Long Beach Writing Examiner column today, I wrote about couplets. And just for fun, in the section about couplets in Long Beach, I wrote it in the form of a couplet. When searching for couplets in Long Beach I lurch Toward […]

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Cheesy Poetry

brieMy next speech for Toastmasters is “Speaking to Entertain” … I have to be humorous for 15-20 minutes. Ug.

Anyway, I thought I might do it on food, so was looking for some interesting quotes about food and found this:

“The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
G.K. Chesterton

Well, never one to back away from a writing challenge, I came up with one in about 5 minutes. Could it be the very first poem about cheese?

Ah, the joy of brie,
so good with a cup of tea
the flavor so smokey
…on toast? How hokey!
Yes, that’s the cheese for me!

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