Pam Schwetz

DISPERSE OR DISBURSE

IF YOU LOSE YOUR MIND

HOW DO YOU FIND IT AGAIN

HOW DO YOU UNWIND

THE MYSTERIES WITHIN

 

ONCE UPON A TIME

EVERYTHING WAS FINE

NOW THINGS ARE SUBLIME

THAT IS A GOOD SIGN

 

FOR BETTER OR WORSE

DEPENDS ON THE VERSE

THERE COULD BE A CURSE

DISPERSE OR DISBURSE

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I WAS WATCHING CAST AWAY AND HAD TO PAUSE IT TO WRITE THIS...I WAS THINKING ABOUT LOSING YOUR MIND AND THEN DISBURSE POPPED INTO MY HEAD AND I LOOKED UP THE DEFINITION TO SEE IF IT MADE ANY SENSE AND IT SAID PEOPLE OFTEN GET DISBURSE MIXED UP WITH DISPERSE SO I LOOKED THAT UP TOO... DISPERSE OR DISBURSE ...WONDERING WHY THEY SHOWED UP...NEVER KNOW WHERE AUTO PILOT WILL TAKE YOU...JUST GO WITH THE FLOW...YOU KNOW... MAYBE A HIDDEN MESSAGE IN THERE...I DUNNO...HA HA...SEE IF YOU CAN FIGURE IT OUT...IT'S A MYSTERY TO ME... I GUESS IT KINDA SORTA DOES MAKE SENSE BUT HOW THE LAST LINE BECAME THE TITLE...GO FIGURE.. DID YOU LOOK UP DISBURSE AND DISPERSE OR DID YOU ALREADY KNOW THOSE DEFINITIONS AND THE DIFFERENCE...FOOD FOR THOUGHT MAYBE... MAYBE NOT...ENJOY THIS POSSIBLY THOUGHT PROVOKING PIECE...

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DAYDREAM

SOMETIMES WHEN I DAYDREAM

I GET SO LOST IN THOUGHT

ESCAPING FROM REALITY

I TRY NOT TO GET CAUGHT

 

OFF IN SPACE CADET LAND

FAR FROM THE MUNDANE

THE TRIP IS NEVER REALLY PLANNED

IT'S HARD TO EXPLAIN

 

MORE OF A SENSATION

JUST SEEM TO SLIP AWAY

ON A PRIVATE VACATION

MIGHT SEE YOU THERE SOMEDAY 

 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

FOUND THIS ALLPOETRY PROMPT ON FACEBOOK...Today we challenge you to write a poem about daydreaming!

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AWAKE

THE CHANCES YOU TAKE

THE CHOICES YOU MAKE

SO MUCH IS AT STAKE

I HOPE YOU'RE AWAKE

 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

JUST AN OBSERVATION

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FOR THE GOOD OF ALL

 

THOSE WHO PAVE THE WAY

SURELY LIFT YOU UP

HAPPENS EVERYDAY

WITH A LOT OF STUFF

 

BE AWARE OF THIS

IT MAY BRING YOU BLISS

IT IS WORTH A TRY

THAT YOU CAN'T DENY

 

LIFT EACH OTHER UP

IT IS NOT SO TOUGH

WHEN YOU REALIZE

THIS IS VERY WISE

 

FOR THE GOOD OF ALL

THAT INCLUDES YOU TOO

WE CAN HAVE A BALL

IF WE SEE IT THROUGH

 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

SAW THIS ON FACEBOOK TODAY FROM ALLPOETRY Today's poetry prompt is to write a poem inspired by this quote. 

"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton

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ALWAYS AND NEVER

DON'T EVER SAY NEVER

CUZ YOU NEVER KNOW

DON'T THINK THAT YOU'RE CLEVER

IT MAY NOT BE SO

 

DON'T EVER SAY ALWAYS

YOU DON'T ALWAYS KNOW

NEVER SAY ALWAYS

IT JUST ISN'T SO

 

ALWAYS AND NEVER

DON'T MAKE ANY SENSE

NO ONE'S THAT CLEVER

IT'S PRETTY INTENSE

 

ALWAYS AND NEVER

ARE OPPOSITE WORDS

NEITHER IS CLEVER

THEY'RE PRETTY ABSURD

Author's Notes/Comments: 

JUST AN OBSERVATION THAT NOTHING ALWAYS HAPPENS OR NEVER HAPPENS SO ALWAYS AND NEVER ARE PRETTY OBSOLETE.

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POETRY IS ALCHEMY

POETRY IS ALCHEMY

AT LEAST IT'S MAGIC TO ME

YOU WRITE A RHYME ANY TIME

WHATEVER YOU HAVE IN MIND

THE THINGS YOU SAID WILL BE READ

INTERPRETED BY THEIR HEAD

TO THE TRUTH THEY FIND INSIDE

INTERPRETED BY THEIR MIND

EACH FIND THEIR OWN MESSAGES

READING ALL THOSE PASSAGES

IF THAT'S NOT MAGIC WHAT IS

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I REMEMBER WATCHING CHARMED AND ALL THOSE RHYMES IN THE BOOK OF SHADOWS I WAS LIKE...IS POETRY MAGIC. .AM I MAGIC...WHATS UP WITH ALL THOSE RHYMES THAT COME AT ALL TIMES...WHERE DO THEY COME FROM...WHO SENDS THEM TO ME...I'LL FIGURE IT OUT EVENTUALLY...MAYBE...WHATEVER IT IS I WILL KEEP WRITING. I FIND IT INVITING...WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT SUBJECT...DOES IT FEEL LIKE AUTOMATIC WRITING TO YOU...DOES IT COME MAGICALLY...ARE YOU A CHANNEL OR DO YOU THINK IT ALL COMES FROM YOU INSTEAD OF THROUGH YOU...HMMM...ITS A MYSTERY TO ME BUT I AM GRATEFUL THAT IT COMES TO ME AND SHARE IT WHEN IT DOES...

LAUGH UNTIL YOU CRY

LAUGHING AT ABSURDITY

ALWAYS SEEMS TO WORK FOR ME

LAUGHING WHEN THINGS MAKE NO SENSE

MAKES THEM FEEL LESS INTENSE

LAUGHING CUZ WE SHOULDN'T CRY

OFTEN MAKES ME WONDER WHY

LAUGH ATTACKS MAY COME AND GO

WHEN THEY'LL STRIKE YOU NEVER KNOW

GUESS I'D RATHER LAUGH THAN CRY

AT LEAST IT IS WORTH A TRY

EVER LAUGHED UNTIL YOU CRIED

THAT STUFF COMES FROM DEEP INSIDE

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I SAW AN ALL POETRY PROMPT THAT SAID TO WRITE ABOUT LAUGHING OR SOMETHING FUNNY...I WAS GONNA CALL IT LAUGHING BUT LAUGH UNTIL YOU CRY MAKES MORE SENSE...A BIT INTENSE...

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SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH DIFFERENT EYES

SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH DIFFERENT EYES

MIGHT BRING YOU A BIG SURPRISE

NOTICING THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW

IS THE ONLY WAY TO GROW

ALWAYS KEEP AN OPEN MIND

SO IT CAN WORK ANYTIME

YES IT'S EASIER SAID THAN DONE

BUT IT CAN BE LOTS OF FUN

Author's Notes/Comments: 

WRITERS DIGEST IS DOING A WEDNESDAY POETRY PROMPT THIS ONE IS  This week, write a "different way of seeing the world" poem.

SOLITUDE

SOLITUDE SURROUNDS ME

EVEN THO THERE'S CATS

SOMETIMES IT ASTOUNDS ME

WHEN THEY PLAY WITH RATS

 

BET THAT GOT YOU GOING

THINKING IT WAS TRUE

ALSO JUST NOT KNOWING

SOLITUDE WITHDREW

 

SOLITUDE CAN HAPPEN

EVEN WHEN THERE'S PETS

JUMPING IN YOUR LAP AND

I HAVE NO REGRETS

 

 

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

JUST SAW A POETRY PROMPT FROM ALL POETRY ON FACEBOOK AND COULDNT RESIST...I MISS ALL THOSE POETRY PROMPTS FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH...IT CAN BE HABIT FORMING...BEWARE...THE PROMPT WAS JUST TO WRITE A POEM ABOUT SOLITUDE...THIS IS WHAT CAME TO ME...

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