THE BEST OF THE BEST

TUESDAY 23rd MARCH 2021

This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..

Prompt ~ THE BEST OF THE BEST

THE BEST OF THE BEST

by John Yeo



The question is… “What do I want?”
This was never going to be easy,
There are so many turns in most of life,
What I want must fill a need for me!
Interpreting that need isn’t easy.

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Do I want an end to trouble and strife?
This was never going to be easy.
That question still makes me uneasy.

Peace? Wealth? A healthy calm goodlife?
What I want must fill a need for me!

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As I grow older and think carefully,
My mind drifts with worldly cares rife.
This was never going to be easy.
I narrow my want and thinking deeply,
Am I getting selfish to include my wife?

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I want her to be completely happy

Never want for anything all her life.
Love and Peace with good health 

Free from pain and troublesome strife 

Enjoying the best of the best with me

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What I want must fulfil a need for me.
This was never going to,be easy,


© by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

APRIL~ ”POEM-A-DAY”~DAY TWENTY-ONE~ “WHAT YOU ARE” and/or “WHAT YOU ARE NOT” Poem::

For today’s prompt, we’re dealing with our third “Two for Tuesday” prompt(s):

Write a “what you are” poem, or…
Write a “what you are not” poem.
For instance, you may be a teacher, a student, brave, scared, a person, an animal, a plant, and well, wherever this one takes you. Or not, of course.

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Image © John and Margaret

WE ARE US

by John Yeo

I am the one who forgets

To check the clock on the wall.

Working away with interest

On the magic of the moment.

 

I am the one who reflects

On many areas of life,

Watching change unfold

Recording my thoughts with care.

 

I am one who never rejects

Change or new situations,

I welcome and nourish the chance

To give and never look back.

 

I am able to work and relax

A follower, never the leader,

I follow my instincts and we share

Our future, now you are there.

 

I am a husband without regrets

Enjoying this love we share.

We shrug off cares and worldly strife,

Devoted to each other for life.

 

Copyright (c) Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

Written for Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic asides blog on “Writers Digest”

http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2015-april-pad-challenge-day-21