The Boy I Knew

Well that isn’t worrying at all.

And there is no conceivable way,

in your mind or mine,

that this could go wrong.


I am utterly fine,

with you scaling that wall,

I mean really!

There are clear handholds,

that gutter seems securely attached,

and your mother always said:

‘That son’ of mine,

part boy, mostly monkey.’


It has by no means reached the point,

where nine, nine, nine

is firmly punched into my phone

and my thumb

is simply hovering over call.


I have complete faith in you.


Just remind me again.

How much is too much

when sarcasm is used?



As I have shown in my previous poems, I have not really been paying too much attention to the NaPoWriMo prompts. Mainly because I really didn’t like the one for the day, or because I have already a poem that echoes the prompt and I do not wish to repeat myself.


A valediction – ‘Incomplete’


So instead I used a prompt that I found on Poets’ Pub which was to write a poem saying exactly what you do not mean. After quite a few failed attempts I actually found my inspiration from commenting on a poem about a car covered in rubber ducks.


  1. Thanks for the mention! And I had no idea there were actually prompts for NaPoWriMo. I just like writing about things I read and/or see. But knowing this, I might use those when I’m stuck.


  2. ha. i am sure if there were cell phones in my younger days my mom would have had a finger hovering over the send button a few times…actually life seemed much looser then…we used to walk miles from home through the woods….but i got a reckless boy myself…so i know what you are saying..


  3. …aww… you had me on your finale stanza… that was so clever i think i must bookmark it…def life is suppose easy… mind gets it complicated at times… well that’s unavoidable for it’s inherent to us… smiles… thanks for sharing this…


  4. oh can be quite challenging to watch them climb that high..watched a tv report recently where they also did some overhead climbing in big height and i had to close my eyes a few times.. over here it’s 112 for emergency calls…smiles


  5. Love these lines! “Just remind me again. How much is too much when sarcasm is used?” Weighted question!

    I don’t use the prompts either…I’m doing Haikus which I’ve discovered recently are actually Senryu’s! No matter!


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