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

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

Smile somewhere
Over caring
Found the ground
Missed under
Standing

________________________

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!
    πŸ™‚
    Have fun today.

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

  4. 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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    some awards posted in a different location,
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