Friday, November 15, 2013

The Terrible Time-Eating Poem - a perspective poem/a time-eating poem

The Terrible Time-Eating Poem
by
Greg Pincus

This poem makes everyone older -
Like me, as I worked hard to birth it.
Each moment you're reading
Your aging's proceeding.
This poem takes time... but it's worth it.


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5 comments:

reflectionsontheteche said...

I can't believe I fell for your time-eating poem, but I think it was worth it because now I am smiling! Two of my students have read (or are reading) 14 Fibs. They are loving it. I'm so happy to have a book that speaks to boys and is full of clever poetry. It may take time to read, but it's worth it!

jama said...

LOL. Fun poem, and yes worth it. :)

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Love the fun limerick, Greg! If you would like to make an appearance in Limerick Alley on Today's Little Ditty, I would love to to feature you and your blog! Let me know if you're interested, either by replying here or by shooting me an email at Michelle(at)MichelleHBarnes(dot)com.

Donna Smith said...


Though what you are saying seems sage
I balk at what’s written on page
Though your poem brand new
Will stay timeless, ‘tis true
I don’t need it helping me age!

And of course, writing that put some more age on me...sigh...

bookkm said...

Well, aren't you clever! I like it.