Archive for December, 2019

2020 or 20-20

Posted: December 29, 2019 in free verse, poem, poet, poetry, writing
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Well, what’s it going to be? 2020, as in two thousand twenty or 20-20, as in twenty-twenty, your hope of your last eye exam.

I know,  we have finished a complete century calling it, 19 hundred or 19 eighty-four or Nineteen whatever not one thousand nine hundred 84 or one thousand nine hundred 51. The whole century was 19-xx. We were stuck with it. But now we have a choice.

How we start this decade is what we will have to live with for at least the next ten years. I made the mistake of not objecting to the first decade of this century, allowing 20-01, 20-02, etc. But we did start out the century calling it “the year 2000”. Didn’t we?

I’ll just say that the movie “2001” was never referred to as “20-01” unless you were really spaced out in 19-69 when the movie was first released.

I’m voting for 2020 as in two thousand twenty. The four of us here at DistantShipSmoke have agreed on it. So just incase we don’t speak before then –

Hope you all have a Happy and Prosperous Two-Thousand Twenty from the Gang, DSS, E, OC and John.


December 17th

Posted: December 17, 2019 in free verse, poem, poet, poetry, writing
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Today is a memorable day.



Toast and Jam

Posted: December 13, 2019 in free verse, poem, poet, poetry, writing
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Toast and jam, sometimes it amounts to no more than toast and jam. Well, maybe a banana can be added to that. 

That is meant for breakfast. You just can’t always have bacon and eggs, pancakes and homemade maple syrup. Some days you just want a nice warm slice of toast with runny butter and a dab of strawberry jam. I’m having that today. When I crave this, it usually means I’m eating alone. 

Sometimes, I have it for supper, too.

Such is the life of John