Wednesday, March 30, 2011


The was giving A and An a hard time
No one can be the greatest without me

Nobody says a greatest
or an awesomest

No, that's true, said A
while An rolled her eyes

You may be the superlative
but we're positive and comparative

We're helpful in ways
you could never be

Besides, how often does anyone
reach the peak and actually need you

The was slightly crestfallen
but that did not slow him down

It's not just that, he said
pointing at the book and the apple

True, said An, but there are many
books and apples, reaching out

for A's hand - We work together
while you're always alone

Yes, said A, you're so definite,
boxing yourself in, so limited

For everything you can do
we can do too more openly

An said, pointing at a book
and an apple sitting on a table

But, said The, you're always nearly
You're never quite exactly

A started to argue back
but An put her finger on his lips

There's no point, she said
It's just his nature

And they strolled off together
an arm around a waist

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This poem was written in response to two prompts. The first is Unlimited at Writer's Island and the second is Nearly (#260) at Sunday Scribblings.


  1. So cleaver and entertaining and so true. Bravo!

  2. So whimsical. I love this!

  3. Zouxzoux and Kimiko, thank you for reading my poem and leaving comments. I'm glad you liked it. I'm glad you thought it was clever and whimsical. (That's what I was going for).

  4. Clever, and entertaining too.

  5. AC, thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you found it entertaining.

  6. A great poem
    AN entertaining read
    THE most enjoyable I've read today...
    not just nearly, but DEFINITIVELY so.


  7. Paula, thank you, thank you. Your kind and clever words brightened my day. Thanks for stopping by. :)

  8. so beautiful i feel my heart soften as i arrive to "an arm around a waist"

    definitely A favorite!

  9. littlekhargosh, thank you. I'm proud of this poem, and I'm glad it's A favorite of yours.