“ Mental Silence ” ~ said nature’s alibi ~


There are feelings

You’d wish press

With words astute,

To thus express

Desperate wanting

Would find redress…


Yet what ensues

Holds but stated

Morose meaning,

Beyond the reach

That now inhibits

Once motor habits,

Said nature’s alibi

For mental silence!


“ Cantankerous ” ~ more or less ~

A patterned advance

Of an ornery heart,

Be nothing short

Of cantankerous art,

In gained techniques

Tetchy years provide,

With every landing

Of well placed darts…


Now covetable level

Of querulous repute,

Will strike with agility

Of marksman astute,

And substantial ability…


Tho tolerated surplus,

He’s sure to attain

Enviable peer status,

As he lashes at will

Irascible gems,

Of sluttish repartee

To biting opprobrious,

Bestowed more than less

Upon unwary victims,

A cantankerous redress!