Words at the Ready

for Adrianne
Some singer-songwriter
Poetry’s everywhere!
(They talk too much.)

If Peter Mulvey says
there’s too much poetry,
That’s just like life.

I say we all keep our
Words in our back pockets,
ready to whip 'em out,
meant to inspire--

Bit of encouragement
lasts for a verse or two,
till you’re reduced to just
Hanging In There.

Susie asked the Real Toads to write poems with messages of encouragement. Today is National Poem In Your Pocket Day! So let's remember to keep our words in our pockets for when we or someone we know could use some encouragement. Number 18 of 30 in April, whew.

I'm having some fun with Peter Mulvey here, but you should take a listen to his song, which is not ACTUALLY mocking poets. :) Enjoy!


  1. Well, I would't last for long hanging from the bar, but I can talk forever... :)

    I like "words in our back pockets" Can't tell you how many notes I have washed in the washing machine... Mine and my kids.

  2. What a good idea- keep the words handy to offer encouragement when needed.

  3. oh yes, just hang in there, especially if your with the cool cats

  4. Excellent idea, keep some words of encouragement at hand, to offer to those who need it.

  5. Words are pretty much it for people--I mean besides hugs and drawing stick figures, so I'm with you all the way--keep that pocket full by emptying it out.

  6. Whip out your words. I know I can always use them. :) Thanks for taking part in the challenge!!

  7. I stuffed a short poem in my pocket this morning ... no one knew it was there! But I did.

    I enjoyed this Marian!!!

  8. What a great idea - to have the words ready. Inspiration when most needed. As for hanging in there,,well that depends,,,, :-)

  9. But when we find ourselves just hanging out, we can generate another stanza or two.

  10. Doing the waltz again I see :-)

    Once U R hooked U R
    hooked all the way from your
    first DD 2 your
    last poem day

  11. yes, i love the waltz, Aprille! thank you!
    this turned out to be a bit of a wackadoo poem, but hey, it's fun.


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