Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted May 14, 2022

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A Roundabout Potlatch club posting

Racing the clock

by JLR

The race of life around the clock
indeed, zap the reserved.
Afar we stray.
Some say foul play
indeed, zap the reserved.

We face absurd demands, unnerved
by the race when at play.
Avoid unknowns,
avoid unknowns!
Break hard, prevent delay.

Pace the rat race; awake indeed,
it's time! Shake your old bones
at morn o'clock
around the block.
It's time! Shake your old bones.

Along the way, tone down the moans.
Breathe deep, become the air
your life preserved
the life preferred.
Breathe deep, become the air!


The Roundabout
*a four stanza poem, with each stanza consisting of 5 lines.

*is written in iambic and the lines have 4 feet, 3 feet, 2 feet, 2 feet and 3 feet respectively.

*rhyme scheme is abccb/bcddc/cdaad/dabba.

thanks for the use of : The Nightmare Before Christmas by Raoul D'Harmental on

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