Have you ever been caught saying something that you think is funny or witty and it flops? As hard as I try, I just don't have the capacity to be funny so I turn to word play to bring a humorous touch to a poem. Since I try to live with a positive approach to life, I am well aware of what a toxic environment can do to the work environment.
Meet my character who needs to unscrew her prunish facial expression.
Polly Pessimist found a home
in a world of monochrome-
Colorless, faded jeans,
sour face, screaming teens.
Tried to step out for a spin.
Hit the ground, hurt her shin.
Whisked off to the hospital.
Doctor found bones so brittle.
Final thought: change your tune,
B-negative blood will be your ruin.
Doctor's Recommendation to Polly Pessimist:
Turn your life around.
Drop the droopy frown.Play your cards right.
It's an uphill battle fight.
Words at Play Challenge for Today's Little Ditty Challenge
Thank you, Michelle H. Barnes, for bringing this challenge designed by poet Kate O'Neil to the poetry community. In the poetry playground, I can test my thoughts just for fun, bringing out the child inside. In the DMC challenge, I tried out a pun (A pessimist's blood type is B-negative.), cliches, alliteration, and rhyme to compose a poem. I would love feedback on this poem.
Thank you also, Michelle, for being the host of Poetry Friday at your blog site this week.
As for nature, I saw my first snow of the season dusting the ground while traveling to the statewide ed conference this week.