“rephrase it”

Written for:  The Twiglets #203 - "rephrase it"

You said, we're done–
can you rephrase that?

a phrase is only as good
as its words.

young girl recites
edge of lake at a picnic
audience puzzled

                 A comedian who was well known
               came back to his home town alone.
                  He did one show for free,
                 heard someone gripe, jeez,
           same stale material, past date shown.


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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6 Responses to “rephrase it”

  1. poetrybydebi says:

    That comedian reminds me of Rodney Dangerfield. He can’t get any respect. I always love your poetical menageries.


  2. Jules says:

    We speak and others read our ‘air’ words. Sometimes what we say (or what they read) goes in and comes right back out…
    I find it so hard to talk to my short term memory loss Mom these days. I am always rephrasing the same thing. And I know in five minutes she’ll have already forgotten that I even called. So I don’t ask any questions that I don’t already know the answer to.


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