25 November 2012

Preparation No More - a Limerick


All my life up to now I prepared
made damn sure nothing was spared
- retired now and will confess
do what I want and I bless
that I thrive on not having to care.


On reading one of Hedgewitch's recent stunning poems, Mama Zen, in awe, commented: Dang, doesn't anyone write limericks any more? So, here's a limerick in response to the prompt at dVerse Poet's Pub by Mary for Poetics: Preparation is Key. Mary wrote a great article for the prompt but sparked my irreverent thought on the matter. Check them out, there is some good poetry going on over there.



16 comments:

  1. smiles...madeleine begun kane is writing limericks... i like yours...good to be able to enjoy life and take it just as it comes...nice...

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    1. I'll check her out since I enjoy them.

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  2. haha fun limerick...there is a nice bit of life that happens when we get to the point we no longer have to prepare and can just enjoy...

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  3. Enjoyed this! What a great feeling, isn't it? Smiles!!

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    1. The best feeling and I wasn't sure how I would like retirement after 36 years in nursing. I like it just fine.

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  4. Nice limerick; isn't retirement grand?

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  5. Ah, finally, a poem that doesn't slander preparation. The perparing mind and the spontaneous mind can live together very well.
    Nicely done.

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    1. Preparation was key in my profession- years of study, yearly workshops, inservices and reading to keep abreast of current best practices in my field of psychiatry and chemical dependency. My clients deserved this and it was information I found fascinating. But I do like this more spontaneous was of living at this point in my life.

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  6. I've always loved limericks. I should memorize yours as a mantra.

    Too bad we don't live this way our entire lives. Of course we have to be professional in our work lives, and being prepared for parenting, etc., is important. But to balance that with our own innate sense of things, to sustain our own pace, to think for ourselves, this is something we must teach our young people.

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    1. Yes, it's a good way to live our lives. We owe that to ourselves. We must teach our grands.

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  7. I love it! Limericks have always been a favorite.

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  8. Oooooh, I'm simultaneously consumed by envy and full of gratitude, 'cos I can't think of a pair of people who're more deserving. Plus I love limericks. Bet you can guess my favorite. (Hint: has "Nan" in it... : )

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  9. Ha! Very charming! Limericks are terrific and this one goes above the norm. k.

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