for Miz Quickly’s What the Dog Did

Contradictions

I am an upended apple cart
I am the cider

I am neither sweet, nor sour,
but I do bite

I fill a glass half full
I am the balance, half emptied

I am many people to others
I have been no one but myself

I was once young
I will never be too old

I once thought I knew
but I know nothing at all

Inspired by a poem by Siobhan Mac Mahon, Advice for my Daughter, and a prompt by Miz Quickly’s What the Dog Did and loosely based on a prompt at dVerse Poets. Shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter Image by Bruegel the Elder “Vanity”  © Misky 2021

7 responses to “for Miz Quickly’s What the Dog Did”

  1. Each one is brilliant, Misky. I love the first one quite a lot and the one about your age.

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    1. Thank you! 😊

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  2. I loved the last s🙂tanza. Sort of sums us all up really.

    Like

  3. It is good to know that we don’t know everything – so we can continue to learn more…
    If only the politicians could realize that.

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  4. Love this contradiction in real life poem.

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