BLOOD PRESSURE

If circumstances
Could raise your
Blood pressure
He’d have been
In deep shit…
Quality of life
In a nosedive…
Was there a way out?
No shrinks came along
A self-helper all the way…
Somehow he found
The right words to
Figure what went wrong
And how to back out
The task he must accept…
Failure is not an option

© 2016 Robert Mihaly

WRITERS WRITE prompt for 8/26/16: BLOOD PRESSURE
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SHOELACES

They tied his
Shoelaces
Together…
Waited for
Him to fall…
The kind of
Prank common
When I was young

Now it’s serious…
Pranks like that
A distant memory…
Bullies sneak into
The victim’s room
Through digital means…
Threats are common
And they have no shame…
Taunting till some
Can’t bear the pain…

I’ll say exactly
What I think…
The bastards
Who hound a
Person until
Death seems
The only way out…
Fuck them all!
They belong in a jail
For the criminally insane

© 2016 Robert Mihaly

WRITERS WRITE prompt for 8/25/16: SHOELACES
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LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER

Though I’ve been
To New Orleans
A couple times
I’ve never been
To Mardi Gras…
That would seem
Like something
For a “bucket list”…
But though I agree
With the philosophy
Laissez les bons temps rouler
I know there are other
And for me…better ways
To let the good times roll…
Perhaps some day I’ll go
But it’s still not on my list…
I can enjoy NOLA on any day
More than a city…it’s a state of mind

©  2016 Robert Mihaly

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Prompt: write a “let the good times roll” poem