Posted in November 2013, November PAD Chapbook Challenge 2013, Triolet

An Old Familiar Place

I shouldn’t be here
Dwelling in the past
Shedding a tear
I shouldn’t be here
Reliving yesteryear
Thinking of things that didn’t last
I shouldn’t be here
Dwelling in the past

Triolet
Leona J. Atkinson  11-23-13

Posted in Free Verse, November 2013, November PAD Chapbook Challenge 2013

Always in Demand

Someone’s always watching me,
Or racing to beat me.
It seems they can’t live without me!
In the morning I wake them
When they tell me to,
Yet then they often get angry
And hit me!
People are always saying I move too fast,
Yet if I stop, they get upset!
I really don’t understand the logic of it all,
But then, I’m just a clock!

Free Verse
Leona J. Atkinson  11-20-13