Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Day Two of the Poetry Schmoetry Blogfest! hosted by Shelly Brown.
I was pondering what makes people tick when I wrote this...the difference between a wise man and a fool is self control.


A thought of purpose
A thought of praise
A thought of harm
A thought of craze

In the forefront of the mind
Necessities of mundane kind

In the recess, hidden place,
Lurks the darkness, bitter taste

Things one never says aloud
Never acts on, never proud

Keep those harmful thoughts at bay
Wear the mask of day to day


Cathy said...

I like it, Tara. It's very true.

Anonymous said...

"Wear the mask of day to day."

Seven words.
Something I will carry with me.

Beautiful job, Tara. Gorgeous, really.

Trisha said...

Very thought-provoking. I like it! Good job.

Anonymous said...

Very nice!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Cool. I like how the concept is simple and complex at the same time. I like it.

Unknown said...

Nice conflict and contrast. I like it!

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

This is a fantastic poem. Really powerful. Congrats.

Anonymous said...

A thought-provoking poem! Great work :)

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