Peaches and Tears

It’s not up to me whether you go or stay,
make up your own mind wherever it sits.
Perhaps we can take a break and go play
that game where we challenge our wits.
You know the one where we end up in fits
of laughter like we’re in our own comedy!
It’s tough when your thinking flits
from carefree to tragedy
and confusion takes reign. Let your eye
discriminate without pressure. You’re smart,
I have faith that you’ll be fine. Don’t cry
now, wipe your tears; your heart
is just too full of indecisive moans.
And before eating that peach, take out the stone!

Come join me at dVerse Poets for Meeting the Bar where I revisit the form of Bouts-Rimés.  http://dversepoets.com/2016/03/10/bouts-rimes-revisted-meeting-the-bar/#comment-107853

Back Nine

The first I sliced into the woods, the second was a perfect drive
that landed smack dab in the middle of the green, not to one side.
Funny thing, when I use those glow-in-the-dark balls made for night
golf, my game is better. Once, a long putt was placed exquisitely, lied
gently teetering on the edge of the cup and then plop. A pro’s wage
would have been handsome! The moment is etched, saved
in my memories as one that brought such joy, and pride, it made
me blush to be complimented by my partner and see her admiring face.
Many a time, up at the clubhouse after a game, poor sports would nurse
their lousy scores with liquor and others would brag about missing church
with the family for another Sunday. The back nine was far worse
than the front…many treacherous bunkers and water holes, and many a purse
was lost through wager. While some were won back,
others were left at that…

Tony Maude instructs us on the very interesting form of Bout Rimes at dVerse Poets: http://dversepoets.com/2014/02/13/meeting-the-bar-bout-rimes/

Here is the list of words we used in the order to which they were given:  drive, side, night, lied, wage, saved, made, face, nurse, church, worse, purse, back, that

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