Oy vey, or: Hoyden

A limerick

I resolved to parent the child my girl is,
But I often sigh, thinking: "Gee Whiz..."
Cuz when her peers clear the street,
And boys flee in retreat, 
I see the neighbors smirk, "Yep, that kid's his!"

d’Verse poetics: Resolving to Resolve

At d’Verse, poets were prompted to weave a piece of advice into a resolution-themed poem. Here is the list we were offered:

  • Your self-worth is not in your inbox;
  • When you add something to the cupboard of life, subtract something;
  • Immerse yourself completely in a happy moment and say aloud, “I am happy now!”
  • Parent the child you have and don’t try to turn them into what you want.
  • At the end of each day fold your clothes and put them away, no matter how tired you are.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

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