I Mistook My Mistake for Wisdom

Published May 31, 2016 by Nan Mykel

Something sudden; atypical, new–

I’m shocked, surprised, and dumbfounded too.

Is this a gift from meditation?

Leftovers from reincarnation?

I feel  synchronicity at work;

it may be my spirit’s payback perk.

I think that the Ouija foretold this

as well as that weird astrologist

but voices in my head give a shout.

Before you leap, you’d better watch out!

I stop just in time to realize

that I wasn’t being very wise,

and need not choose my life mate yet

but breathe deep and pat my pet

and remember–

If wishes were horses beggars would

ride and I don’t see any riding.


11 comments on “I Mistook My Mistake for Wisdom

    • Thanks for running it down. As I understand it, I copy my poem as a post and send that URL to Mr Linky. Not sure if the background should be white or look like my colorful blog. There’s an important piece of info either I’m missing or forgetting! I’m trying to learn the poetry lingo. Could you explain what “spill” refers to? Flow? Thanks for the response.



      • Yes, what I mean is the way the words spill together, both down the page, and in their sound, and meaning. The choices you’ve made in line breaks, etc. Wonderful.


  • SMiLes there was
    a now when i could
    not feel the same
    as same my Friend
    and then i found out
    the rest was true and
    documented it all the way
    through.. but it doesn’t ‘matter’
    unless one iS iN a real miracle
    that even scientists and doctors cannot explain..
    When wishes become real rides the rest is history
    my friend in Ripley’s believe it or not.. or at least that’s
    what the
    relates.. WitH Winks..:)


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