Monday, November 19, 2018

some people are blessed

                                                                                       Attribution: Willem van Herp
Image: Eating and Drinking (here)

the 12 given words:
cheers free flow ease drift regret
binge (unrestrained and often excessive indulgence)
fringe sail news stream
sting (an elaborate confidence game to trap criminals)

'Cheers' a free flow with ease
what a drift with no regrets
binge drinking with the regulars

fringe benefits of a live-wire
man of the party
will often sail through

news of a good reputation
precedes his presence

talents running in a clear stream
gushing at right moments
some people are blessed
without really trying

a sting to stifle his progress
in life has been frustrated
many a time

it has been said those
with good intentions are
known to be protected
by unseen hands

Brenda's the Sunday Whirl #378
Sherry's at PU's Poetry Pantry #430


  1. I wonder sometimes... there are those who are lucky without really deserving it, and there are those who falls at the first stumble

  2. How I love the message in your closing stanza. Though it does seem some very good people get more than their share of struggles.

  3. What an amazing message this has the end.

  4. How I wish I could feel the protection that you describe at the end!

  5. Yes, I have good intentions. Just hope I'm often protected. Nice write.

  6. That's a very nice thought, in your final verse. (Smile.)

  7. "some people are blessed/without really trying": It's strange that certain people are blessed with that. Don't want to say this because of logic and reasoning but it seems that some are just lucky that way.
    I too liked the thought of the last stanza. :-)

  8. I love the message in this poem, Hank!💞

  9. Some people sure can get through, while others struggle. Blessed or not, have to move ahead.