Marking Time.....

Docility, a friend or foe?

A mask of convenience perhaps

for present circumstances,

enabling a decent survival.


Eons of smiling subservience

ensures waters are not ruffled;

to be otherwise would take courage

but that ship has sailed, or has it?


'Poor creature', they softly whisper.....



*“Things are not always what they seem.” Bee-Keeper and the Bees” from Aesop’s Fables -

Todays dverse poets prompt from Lillian: For today’s prompt, I’d like you to consider one of the adages/proverbs listed below as inspiration for your poem. You don’t have to include the line itself….but we should be able to guess pretty easily, which line you used as a jumping off point to create your poem. Do give the line and its source at the end of your poem, and of course, mention the poem is written for dVerse.

  • “Many hands make light work.” Adagia

  • “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Poor Richard’s Almanack

  • “Fish and visitors stink after three days.” Poor Richard’s Almanack

  • “To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish.” Poor Richard’s Almanack

  • “Things are not always what they seem.” Bee-Keeper and the Bees” from Aesop’s Fables

  • “The truth shall set you free.” John 8:32

  • “To everything there is a season.” Ecclesiastes 3:1

  • “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” Forrest Gump, the movie.

Here is the link to dVerse : Adages and Proverbs

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