inept, except

close-up-1836666_960_720can’t draw a straight line
even with a ruler
prob’ly why i tend to think
the wavy ones look cooler
can’t clean a plate right
can’t wash a car
can’t paint a mailbox
can’t play guitar
i’m talented at other things
some other people ain’t
so i don’t let it get me down
i maximize my strengths

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© 2015 & 2017 kStan(ly) Lanning

picture by pexels, courtesy pixabay.com
Daily prompt – clean

the best of me

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this day could be enjoyable
this day may hold surprises
but i will never know
if i don’t
open up my eye-ses
whatever comes at me today
i’ll try to greet it nicely
what if it’s an earthquake?
well i’m not sure, precisely
what if it’s an unpaid bill?
what if it’s a flood?
what if it’s some ghoulish guy
who wants to suck my blood?
what if it’s a plague of frogs?
i haven’t got a clue
but i’ll just bring
the best of me
and she’ll know what to do
.

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© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by wild one, courtesy pixabay.com
posted on delay while recovering from surgery yesterday
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listen, mr. everything sucks

I could have you hold you
love you teach you
I can’t reach you
I could feed you need you adore you
I can’t do more for you
things you have to learn yourself
others have it worse
you have choices you have chances
life is not your curse
others have it worse
I wish I could impart my mind
my hope my faith my drive
I could give you life but I can’t
make you feel alive
you are you, your own mind
there are things you have to find
your life’s no worse than other’s lives
I can’t convince you otherwise

live to live
that’s all the reason I can give
live to live, not just exist
to build a list
of life
a legacy
a life
to leave a mark
to take a stand
to be a part
to be a man
to make a change
participate
enjoy the small
be in awe
of the great
admire desire
conspire retire
….laugh
………..live
…………….please

cry_baby

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© 2012 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by threadbombing.com, courtesy bing.com/images
an answer to the Daily prompt – awe
and the Daily prompt – admire

15 more years

how in heck,
what a pain in the neck,
will I get from now until then?
here til 5 with nothing to do
and now it’s only just 10.
1 hour wasted, bored to tears
how will I make it for 15 more years?
what can I be doing, where else would I be
if my brain could move a more positive me?

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photo by Jacqueline Macou courtesy pixabay.com

dancing on the moon
picnicking in June
sailing on the Nile
painting on a smile
writing out a plan
flirting with a man

running for a train
cleaning out that drain
singing a duet
making a good bet
living like it’s fun
not hurting anyone
making art my bitch
never getting rich

 

double negative by Lauren Peng
photo by Lauren Peng courtesy unsplash.com

sometimes
something new
happens
on days like this,
but rarely
with little
effort.
think
or don’t
chill
but won’t
got to find a way to stay busy
until I don’t have to be busy
no more

 

© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning

Discover challenge – sing
Discover challenge – moon