Monday, April 6, 2009

April 2009: National poetry month

"Poem in Your Pocket" Day

Celebrate the second national "Poem In Your Pocket" Day on Thursday, April 30, 2009.

The idea is simple: select a poem during National Poetry Month, then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends on April 30, 2009.

Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores. Create your own Poem In Your Pocket Day event using ideas below or let us know how you will celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day by emailing

You May Have Already Won

You may have already won 
you have only to look around 
maybe you should be taking notes 
maybe you should be writing this down
buy a few lottery tickets more often
instead of those too-salty snacks
our state-supported gambling 
supports education life woefully lacks 
Take chances change jobs 
try to identify birds on the fly   be sweet 
without being saccharine           it's easy 
easier than you may think          be kind 
don't stress about the things you can't find 

like happiness for example 
or be happy but for your sake keep it to yourself 
even Buddha said that life is suffering and want 
and what do you know that he didn't 
get some wisdom 
learn to tell truth from a lie 
no two ways about it 
there are two sides to every story 
and about faith and doubt
the jury's still out 
sing even if you can't    sing       just try 
drive less walk more do what you can 
you may have already won 
take my advice look around you
make your own plan 

M Bromberg  

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