THIS POEM'S NOT ABOUT.....
by Gene Minix
This poem's not about the hound dogs
That barked all through the night.
And it's not about the alley cats
That got in such an awful fight.
It's not about the alarm clock
Whose bell rang an hour early today.
It's not about dreams of recess
Or what the teacher had to say.
This poem's not about the stars in the sky.
Or the five dollar bill Mr. Jones found.
Not about the sun that shines
Or the rain that falls down.
It's not about the traffic
Moving all through the night.
Not about the lonesome train's whistle
Or the big city lights.
It's not about the food we eat
Or is it about playing ball.
Really and truly I have to say,
This poem's really not about anything at all.
© Copyright 2011, by Gene Minix.
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