I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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29 March 2013

Instant Gratifcation

for Neil Meili

Neil's latest poetry book 
arrives — and no-one else
to grab it first.

'See!' I say to Andrew.
'That's what you get
for being dead.

'This time it's my turn
to read it right now, 
no waiting.'

Submitted for Poets United's Verse First: Passion. (Poetry is my passion!)


  1. Whew, Rosemary, this takes my breath away. But you have acknowledged the truth as it is!!

    1. We were able to acknowledge the truth between us. I still chat to him that way - and find my consoling thoughts where I can (usually prefaced with, 'Well at least now I can ...')

  2. You have kept your sense of humor ~ Good one and wishing you happy weekend ~

    1. Yes, one must I think. Happy weekend to you too!

  3. Sweet... I'm passionate about poetry, too.

  4. Chuckles! That's that special way of saying it and you did, Rosemary! Great!


  5. I love it, Rosemary and I suspect somewhere not too far off, he is smiling at you for grabbing it first.

  6. Admire your arttitude in seeing humour in life! wodnerful....

  7. Amazing sense of humor. I love it.