Poem 24: A great vowel shift for a friend who is poorly


It’s no fun being ill
And it can kill
Especially if you’re over the hill
But in this case I don’t think it will
Cos you’ll take your pill
Which is quite cool.

For where there’s a way there’s a wool
Especially if you take your pool
And keep relatively stool
And don’t drool
But have your fool
Of life and not charge around like a bill.

So get better soon, lill by lill,
Don’t be a dill
Remember – if you go through the mill
You come out as a flower.

Ind that’s pratty gud.

To hear the poem read aloud click HERE.

29 thoughts on “Poem 24: A great vowel shift for a friend who is poorly

  1. raphaellae8

    Hello Bruce. What a sweet get well thought to your friend. THankyou for giving us this floral essence option -there would have been so many others to choose from.now finally we have something positive to identify with without worrying about ferocious giraffes.

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  2. Lori

    What a kind and adorable poem you wrote for your friend. I also enjoyed hearing it in your voice all the way over here in Chicago. Thanks for posting the link on Andrea’s blog, Bruce. So nice to meet you. 🙂

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Thanks, Lori! I like the “Friday’s Philosophy” posted on your blog most recently. It reminds me very much of the insight (I think it was Stravinsky) that says creativity lies in the ability to restrict oneself!

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      1. Lori

        Thank you for checking out my Friday Philosophy, and for sharing the similar quote. I like it. I try to post one each Friday to inspire. I post a regular blog post (with comments) usually on Tuesdays. 🙂

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