No reason for feeling grim – Eugenia


how sweet will be the days

engaged minds like a collage

wounded memories in my walk

faltering words in my talk

why does it have to be this way

day after day after day


no reason for feeling grim


how woeful is this world

its spirit unsettled

profound thoughts on a ride

bluebirds needing to sing

the sun wanting to shine

quilted clouds want to drift

stars wanting to sparkle

seasons wanting to change


no reason for feeling grim


soft breezes blow, rivers flow

sweet memories in my walk

how sweet will be our days

flowers bloom, bluebirds sing

falling leaves, wintertime

seasons render change


no reason for feeling grim


© Franci Eugenia Hoffman

A gander at me –
I enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it’s time for me to follow my dreams by doing things I enjoy…spending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling, writing poetry, and encouraging others to pursue their goals. My writing and creative endeavors can be found at my blogs, Eugi’s Causerie and PoetryPalette, where I have gathered a following of kindred souls who share my passion for writing. I have authored Fanciful Delights and Mama, me and Mother NatureI am also a published author on Spillwords.


The poetry form is called the Bop – From The Academy of American Poets, “the bop is a poetic form that was developed by poet Afaa Michael Weaver at a Cave Canem summer retreat. Not unlike the Shakespearean sonnet in trajectory, the Bop is a form of poetic argument consisting of three stanzas, each stanza followed by a repeated line, or refrain, and each undertaking a different purpose in the overall argument of the poem.” Read here for the basic rules.

My endeavor in writing this poem is inspired by Donna Matthews – You Got Some Chalk? by Donna Matthews














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