Once again I was given a writing prompt on Facebook from my dear friend and published poet, Lisa Cihlar. She asked her friends to "write a poem about Wednesday" (today). Of course, I couldn't resist, so I decided on limerick style:
There once was a guy named Nes,
Who thought it his only biz,
To wed him a lay
Whose name was Day
And that's how we got Wed-Nes-Day.
As my manner is, I had to look up limericks to see if I did it right. Well, those of you who know this sort of thing probably already saw that my last line doesn't rhyme with the first two. Okay. So it's tweaked. But what I think rather interesting is that I haven't written a limerick for nearly 50 years, yet I somehow remembered the cadence.
The mind is a very intriguing part of our soul. Trivia - like a limerick's cadence - can surprisingly appear, when much more important matters seem to elude us. At times we're able to push for answers to what seems to be the most difficult of problems, while the simplest of issues remains without understanding.
With our powerful thinker we can choose to stir up trouble or resolve differences, feel defeat or scale mountains, zone out or imagineer, remember our hurts or forgive and forget. And it is with the innermost part of that same mind - the heart - that we decide to care and to give and to love. Yes. What a very intriguing part of our soul the mind is!
A Guy Named Nes
There once was a gal named Day,
Who wanted a really good lay,
To wed was the best
A guy named Nes --
And that's how we got Wed-Nes-Day!
(There...it's done...but I still think the first one's better :~) LOL)
(Wedding pictures courtesy of www.weddingcollectibles.com)