THE EFFORTS THAT WE EACH EMPLOY by Michael Healy

THE EFFORTS THAT WE EACH EMPLOY

The efforts that we each employ

To write a poem you can enjoy

Involves the need to use our brains,

To bring ideas and entrain

These into words without a strain.

 

Read the words and get the theme

The flow of what the poems mean

Discuss the views of friends about it

And, hopefully, they will record they like it

Enough to go on our ‘Retwords’ web page.

 

Recently Retwords has included adverts

Inserted after our work is displayed.

Not a problem I thought, at first,

It helps to fill the web page purse,

Then reading a couple of my own texts,

 

 

And the adverts with which they were matched…

‘Loo Cleaners’ in each of the cases,

I wonder if this is a subtle comment

On all the brain power in my lament

Has it all just gone, for a swim down the Trent!

 

Or is it just flushed with success.

 

                                               Michael Healy