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SERIOUS PLAY OR SILLY REDISCOVERY: d’Verse Poetics Prompt (Playtime)

For this week’s d’Verse Poetics Prompt, Lisa aka msjadeli has encouraged us to get in touch with or rather rediscover our playful side now that springtime is almost upon us. Below lies the result to my poetic response to the game! πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ Hope ye enjoy the read! πŸ™πŸ™πŸ€žπŸ€žπŸ“–πŸ“–

SERIOUS PLAY OR SILLY REDISCOVERY

Kicking football down the streets
With no shoes
On your feet
Playing chase with your crew
Or some hide & seek
Staying up all hours downing booze
Dancing to the pulsing beats
In the hazy days of youth
Now you’re stuck on tv repeats
Playing fast & loose with the truth
About who you’ve become
My two girls
You could teach me a thing or 2
About not being too
Serious!
Why so serious?
The Joker inquires
As we’re putting out fires.
Or checking off lists
Of jobs to do. Chances we miss
To play, to have fun
To build blocks
Be silly. Go for a run
Need to learn how to play again
Rediscover it before the pain
Gets too much
And you lose touch
With you inner child
Go on & have some fun.
Go a little wild.

Should you wish to participate in the prompt then you can access it through the following link below: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

https://dversepoets.com/2023/03/07/dverse-poetics-playtime/

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23 thoughts on “SERIOUS PLAY OR SILLY REDISCOVERY: d’Verse Poetics Prompt (Playtime)

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    1. Thanks so much Susan, delighted you enjoyed it! πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ˜Š Sure, we all have to be a bit silly sometimes. My kids remind me of this regularly! πŸ˜›πŸ˜œπŸ˜

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  1. Good advice, play while you still can. I watched a comedian on Netflix the other night, Tom Papa, and he was talking about his older parents and the dreams they have that are way beyond the shape of what their bodies are in now. He’s hilariously funny but the truth of what he says is there. Happy you played along with the prompt, Ken!

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    1. Mr. Papa sounds funny and interesting at the same time. πŸ€”πŸ˜‚ I like his points. πŸ‘πŸ˜My pleasure msjadeli, I really enjoyed it! πŸ™πŸ˜πŸ˜Š

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  2. Hehe! I nurture my inner child at every turn! Of course I was never wild – never. I was the eldest and I never dreamed or dared color outside the lines. Thus never had to obscure the truth about my youth to my sons!

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    1. Join the club Valerie! πŸ‘πŸ˜ I was always a play it safe type of guy, never taking unnecessary risks; go against my youthful definition of right or wrong or go outside my comfort zone.

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    1. Indeed Bridgette! πŸ‘πŸ’― I know my girls constantly remind & challenge me to have more fun and not to be so serious! Otherwise we’d get stuck in a rut & grow old before our time!

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  3. Definitely need to keep our inner child alive!! And those first lines of playing football barefoot reminded me of my own tiny habit goal I made for this year – walking barefoot for a bit outdoors everyday (and it has been pouring and cold ever since!!)
    My dVerse Poetics post is here

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    1. Thanks very much Vidya! πŸ™πŸ˜ŠI’m glad you could relate to it! πŸ‘πŸ˜ Always the way when you make a goal like that! πŸ˜›πŸ˜‚ I’ll be sure to check your post out!

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    2. Excellent poem Vidya! Love the play on words with snakes & ladders especially! πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜πŸ˜ I wanted to like the post but there was no like button?!

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