Thinking Too Hard

I’m running out
of things to say
so here I’ll pout
while you all play
and your words run
from sad to fun
in lines divine

My words run out
seemingly set
Then I have doubt
Almost regret
Nothing I write
is feeling right
Like me really

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

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Even Losers

The battles fought
with words or guns
are all for naught
if everyone’s
on the wrong side
behind their pride
so all must fall

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

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What Brought the Night

When cats were gods
and men were mice
and thoughts were frauds
meant to entice
and dreams were framed
by words unclaimed
Then day made way

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

Thanks to the mouse of The Twisting Tail for the reminder of cats having been gods (and a great Terry Pratchett line). 😸

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