List for d’Verse

A list? I’m pist.  Never was

told how to write one of those.

Let’s see— A List?  I’m just cleaning out  here

now, dealing with the blood folks

Coleman, Craighead and Buckman;

Bassett, Regester and the old pirate

Drake;  Lovelace from prison while

Francis’ second verse to the anthem

got outlawed. Sooo sorry  that Judge

Taney ruled the wrong way on the

Dred Scott Case or that Turnbull

mistreated his New Smyrna workers.

Sorry sorry sorry for their deeds and

You note I’m not adding me to this list.


About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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20 Responses to List for d’Verse

  1. jillys2016 says:

    Astounding list poem with a punch in the last line!


  2. whimsygizmo says:

    That first line made me laugh, Nan. 🙂 What fun.


  3. Think I need to do a little Googling for some of these, Nan. Fun bit of creativity.


  4. Bev says:

    It’s obvious much thought went into this one. Well done!


  5. Waltermarks says:

    There’s lots more to add there Nan. I had forgotten about the second verse of the National Anthem, “and long may it wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave”. Well done


  6. sanaarizvi says:

    Oooooh fiesty!!❤️


  7. There are lists and there are lists, love those last lines,


  8. This is a history I don’t know, but I respect the fact that you are not your family, and not the past. You are you, right here, right now.


  9. frankhubeny says:

    Nice ending about not adding yourself to the list.


  10. Brilliant. Let’s hope you can stay off the list 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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