Posted in Internal Rhyme

Out For Delivery

Poetic Asides November 2013 Poem-A-Day Challenge – Day 8: an “inanimate object” poem

Out For Delivery

“Your package is scheduled for delivery today by 8:00 pm”

Is it wrong to be nearing sixty
and be as giddy as a five year old?
So I’ve been told, but I don’t really care
because somewhere out there is a package
for me and I can’t manage my excitement.
Inside will be a world of delight
with places to write, to read, to play
and all of them only a finger away.

I hear that it’s already on the truck.
With my luck, the truck will break down,
a crestfallen frown eclipsing my smile.
I’ve been waiting a while for the UPS man
to end my distress with one little box.
But clocks move too slowly.
This unholy waiting is driving me mad.
Just where in the heck is my new iPad?

© Susan Schoeffield

Posted to Poetic Asides on 11/8/13 at 11:55 a.m.

Posted in Rhupunt

Poetic Bloomings “In-Form Poet Wednesday”: Rhupunt

It’s “In-Form Poet Wednesday” at Poetic Bloomings.  This week the poetic form is another one new to me: the Rhupunt.  The poem’s structure and syllable count can be found at The Poets Garret. It’s an interesting form and fun to try, but it’s not as easy as it looks.  My first Rhupunt is based on a recent accusation made about me and my addiction to my cell phone.  I’d deny it if it wasn’t true.

Rhupunt #1 – Communication Nation


People walking, voices squawking, always talking, glued to their phones.
Endless chatter, senseless patter. Eardrums shatter from vapid tones.

© Susan Schoeffield