#SomethingDifferent – A Poem by The Chocolate Lady!

Once upon a time, I wrote poetry!

Somewhere deep inside my #LetsDiscuss2020 #DiscussionSunday post about my regimen vs. impulse posting, I posed the question if anyone thought it might be fun for me to post some of my poetry here on my blog. Well, a couple of people showed interest, and the rest of you can just click on by if you aren’t poetry people (I promise, I won’t be the least bit offended)! This one was written in 1976!

So, forgive me – I was very young!

To age: Remember

Screenshot_2020-07-05 9992502015_2_2_8 jpg (WEBP Image, 1125 Γ— 1688 pixels) - Scaled (53%)The old man with the laughing face
stood silently in the sun.
Looks out on almost a century of change
looks out through tinted glasses,
red from age.
I love him, I am him
his younger child who has his name.

White washed years
amid the balmy foliage
where “take me here”‘s and
“Watch me there”‘s
echo in his eyes.
Words, names faces, dates, places
are timeless times inside him.
I am him, I love him
brimming mind; flowing heart.

white clouds and blue sky

Carefully now,
one step at a time,
holding steady solid
on roads of fading clouds
he walks his time out painlessly
over ninety
clear and sweet filled years.

 

 

Β© Davida Chazan – all rights reserved. (This poem won 1st prize for best poem and was published in the 1978 Dudes” Magazine at Oakton Community College, DesPlains, Illinois.)

18 thoughts on “#SomethingDifferent – A Poem by The Chocolate Lady!

  1. Thanks for sharing your poem even if it was a mistake! I hope you will share more. πŸ™‚ And I am avoiding the block editor as long as I can. (I still have a plugin that allows me to use the classic editor, but I suppose that will go away at some point.)

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      1. I went to self hosted so I can use plugins. It was a hassle to transition but it works now. Still I think I’ll have to accept the new editor eventually.

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    1. Yes, along with four other poems in that publication, three others were published in print, and two more were published to online magazines, one of which paid me! I don’t know if that qualifies me to call myself a “poet” but I do, even though I haven’t written any poetry in many years!

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      1. Yeah, I really unhappy! For example, you can’t make a custom message for automatic media sharing of your posts through this editor. I had to go to the WP Admin pages and do it through there! Not good.

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