NoPoWriMo poem for April 20

“Victory in defeat, there is none higher.” –Robert Heinlein

“When a man finds that it is his destiny to suffer, he will have to accept his suffering as his task; his single and unique task. He will have to acknowledge the fact that even in suffering he is unique and alone in the universe. No one can relieve him of his suffering or suffer in his place. His unique opportunity lies in the way in which he bears his burden.” –Victor Frankl

“I’m getting too old for this shit.” –Danny Glover

Victory Declared

Vicissitudes may leave us both bedraggled and bedecked
It went so for the legend horn men Bird and Beiderbecke
Catastrophe’s the catnip of the studio exec
The scoffing sounds of nature may belie the overall
Our honeybee’s a humbug & our sheep are wont to baa
Remember there were never any roars from ‘Lion’ Lahr
Ye GODS who made both Yggdrasil & trees of lesser grade
You’ll hear us sing REGARDLESS of how badly we’re dysplayed

(Calligraphed image to follow in the near future)

(Neologism: dysplay, verb, transitive and intransitive: to be made by malign, superior force or forces to do unnatural things)


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