My Day 7 poem, based on the prompt at https://www.napowrimo.net/day-seven-8/
It took me a while to arrive at this one; it was between ‘take the bad with the good’, ‘it is what it is’ (what else could it be?), and ‘love conquers all’.
I will never ‘take
the good with the bad’
I hear it all the time
but I refuse to do it
‘Take the good with the bad’
is really ‘every cloud has a silver lining’
where one can frequently find
in an otherwise bad situation
That’s not how it works
I will, however, take the bad
with the good
because I want the good—
we’re supposed to want the good
We want good things, don’t we?
But sometimes there’s some annoying stuff
that comes with those good things
We don’t want any of that
but we’ll take it
because the good things are so good
Y’all can have your silver linings
if that’s what you really want
Send the good stuff to me
(7 April 2022)
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