Poet Responsibilities

Vintage Words


We write tears a lot

and we expound effusively

on the ills inside the head

of who we once thought

loved us.


We paint huge cavases

of economic upheavals beside

great catastrophies of land

and ecological disasters.

The weather is in no short

supply as are the stars,

and the rate at which grass



But, from time and time

and time, we need to perhaps

pause and write a smile

or make a funny observation.

We are poets. We are in charge

of laughter and the mask

that is farcical. To tickle

whatever funny bones

we can find is our lot.


It takes more effort and we

have to dig deep for mirthful

perspectives, but be assured,

it will be worth the work

to create laughter that makes

the reader cackle a bit.







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