Poem: Free Verse – “Worth Forgetting” #GoDogGoCafe #poetry #amwriting


A reblog of my poem published on TheGoDogGo Cafe !

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What worth have I?

No silver for your wallet,

No bills to fit your list of skills.

Not even labour’s sweat;

What worth have I?

To work successfully,

To do both what I love,

And what inspires my deepest passions.

Paint textured, thick with colors brilliant,

Blended in impressionist grace;

Or charming words that express the painting,

That describe it’s bold and vivid emotional release.

What worth have I?

To constant exploration,

More education on the job and off.

For entertaining and networking,

When three hours later, I’m washed-out in sleep,

Brought in by the waves, the mermaid trapped on sand.

Continued glasses of wine, tiring, but required to tolerate,

Plastic smiles, eyes glazed with Cabernet;

On a night with speeches said at a sloth’s pace.

A favorite past-time, sometimes loathed.

What good am I?

I used to be able to do almost anything;

Today…

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