Under Standing

Cannot sit still
Elbows switch
For once in life
Don’t care to win

Supporting palm
Glass bolstered chin
I don’t mean
What you think
Has been

Time of life
Well, not unexpected
Less lines written
Minus invective

Smile somewhere
Over caring
Found the ground
Missed under


24 Responses to “Under Standing”

  1. aawww…that was cute..
    liked it a lot πŸ™‚

  2. Day by day
    One by one
    What we must do
    To maintain our fun..

    Outlook in life, that is.

    Liked your words!
    Have fun today.

  3. A cute and wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing it Dustus.

  4. suzicate Says:

    Found the ground
    Missed under
    Standing – great line, like this.

    • Thanks, Suzicate πŸ™‚ Hope all’s well. Appreciate you mentioning that last stanza, which will become a tweet shortly. lol

  5. Clever!!!
    Adam you never cease to amaze me – you got talent!!!

    • Thanks, Leslie. Just having some fun with language. Very nice of you to say that πŸ™‚
      Have an excellent weekend!

  6. I must agree with everyone else quite clever…and fun…have a great weekend will write when I get back from Tunisia.

  7. Wow nice,really nice so original, well done πŸ™‚

    Marinela x

  8. Thank you, Marinela. Appreciate you visiting and taking time to comment. Glad you like the poem.

  9. I liked the truth of this. Sometimes words fail me and I am drawn to those lines “I don’t mean What you think Has been”.

  10. Hi Leslie. I like how those lines came out, though I wasn’t sure how they would be interpreted. It’s fun to hear different interpretations.

  11. Very clever play on words. Made me giggle, which is always a good thing!

  12. fantastic. i am trying to understand the core meaning.

  13. Thanks, trisha. At it’s core “Under Standing” is a poem based on misunderstandingsβ€”taking a stance in regard to something, yet arriving at that point through convoluted means (or lines in this case). Glad you like it πŸ™‚
    have a great weekend!

  14. I like the play on words in this poem Dustus. I hope I did not miss understanding it (see, I’m getting into the spirit of it now πŸ™‚ Words can be great playthings, friends, enemies, comforters and communicators. You’ve exposed some of their double dimensions with great effect in this poem πŸ™‚

  15. very fun poem,
    beautiful word play!

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