Pleasure and Displeasure

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 5
“Today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt is to write a Pleasure and/or Displeasure Poem.”


I am ever pleased
to put guests at their ease.
Plate of crackers,  sharp cheese,
assorted olives, a chilled Chablis.
After palates have been teased,
main course–appetites appeased.


Know what irks me to displeasure?
Being rushed, my time measured.
If I feel extra pressure
my labors are fraught with errors.
This would be a double-header–
if I see animals not treasured.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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