“TAMING OF THE SHREW!” a poem a.k.a.: “Time OUT For The Inner Critic!” Tuesday: September 4, 2018
I CAN TRY! Yes, yes, just TRY – to do The Best I Can!
IF someone wants me to be more than that, I-can take them by the hand,
And say: “You can only do what you can do – there’s no more you can do,
And-so your-suggestion to do even better Well! It is nothing new,
BUT! I think this EXCELLENCE, YOU require from ME,
NEEDS TO FIND A RESTING PLACE – and I’ve got this key,
To a mausoleum – where you can safely stay,
And cry out for-me-to do even better – EVERY NIGHT & DAY!
And when you finally tire – of being my LIFE COACH,
I WILL BRING THIS KEY (pause)
AND to-YOUR “SAFE HOUSE,” I’LL APPROACH,
And I will open up (pause) The Heavy, Se-cure Door –
And carefully check inside (pause) to hear if you’ve got more,
Suggestions! or Urgings! or Reasons to strive on!
It should-be about a thousand years, before That Glorious Dawn,
When you have finally finished, with your rants and rave,
To try to improve my just-fine life – I’m-sure-you’ll-finally-behave!!
(postlude) And after I deposited (pause) my Friend, within those walls,
And, as I walked away from there, I heard her many calls,
Imploring me – to reconsider – confining her right there,
But I have heard that voice enough – SO I-REALLY DID NOT CARE! 🙂