Posts Tagged ‘criticize’


I don’t want the sweet talk you pour in my cup.
I am not a biscuit; don’t butter me up.
I don’t want the syrup, just sweet honest tea;
Until you begin just to criticize me.


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© Dennis Allen Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2018.

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You’re Just A Tree

Out! Out to sea,
I’d love to go,
And thus I lean
To-ward my beau. 

But others cry,
“Out? Out to sea!
You cannot go;
You’re just a tree” 

And on my dream
Those others lean
And make it flat –
Not that they’re mean. 

The picture’s old;
One day a man
Came by and cut
Me with a plan. 

He took his time,
And worked with craft.
I’m not a tree;
I am a raft! 

Out! Out to sea!
No lean – I go!
And there I ride
Upon my beau.


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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2014.


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