"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn." ~Thomas Gray

"Poetry unites." ~Anon

"Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it." ~Emily Dickinson

Written by Jannie Funster
She lives in Austin, Texas, USA
Her blog: Jannie Funster

A Good Poem

A good poem is a cocoon,
a secret hideout
where no one can slap you
as you’re drying dishes
or throw shoes at your back
as you’re running away.
There are never enough.
Good poems, that is.
Please gather a million
in an Easter basket
and bring me nothing but time
and coffee
and sweatpants
and chicken pot pie
and sleep to read them by.

Originally published on writer's personal blog.
Posted with consent of the writer.


  1. Jannie Funster said...
    Oh, how kind of you to post my poem.


    I really love your blog.
    WHY? said...
    My sentiments, exactly

    "There are never enough.
    Good poems, that is."

    I like this. Short and to the point with a little humor kicked in:)
    K.Lawson Gilbert said...
    Ha ha - oh, don't we all wish the very same thing? Great poem - fresh and innovative.
    Karen said...
    Through the humor, I see the pain of the past. Poetry is a wonderful world in which to lose yourself. Never enough time to read them, either. Yay for sweatpants and poetry! This made me laugh.
    joaquin carvel said...
    please invite me over when you get that easter basket. i will bring coffee.
    Every Photo Tells A Story said...
    It was my pleasure, Jannie:)Thank you for allowing me, and I'm glad you love this blog.

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