Here we are in September, and I’m still hanging in there with my post a day challenge. I have written a lot of poetry using different styles since I started in January. I’m not saying it has been great poetry. I’ll admit most of it wouldn’t win any contests. Surprisingly, Word Daddy has stuck with me through the ordeal. He still says he wants a raise. This month I plan to write Soliloquies. These are rambling monologues where the poet has conversations with herself. I believe this will be my biggest challenge since I don’t often talk to myself. I want to put a disclaimer right at the front of the adventure. The views expressed are the inner dialog of the poet. They might be total bs, but they are real. The first poem in this series I will call Occam’s Razor.
Keep it simple stupid
Frugality can’t be diluted
when it exists in a simple state.
So many problems the mind can create,
can be diminished to a solution when reduced
Because they are mass-produced
into a complex situation of confusion.
Complicated reasoning is an intrusion
When you multiply factors beyond the necessary
the burden becomes too heavy for you to carry.
The simplest explanation is always the best.
It allows your weary mind to get some rest.
There is a certain economy
in the law of parsimony.
Complicating matters is the game of a fool.
Scrape off the access should be your rule.
Leaves fall from the trees because it is fall
The phone battery died and dropped the call.
The dog was hungry, so he got into the trash.
Don’t jump to conclusions or do anything rash.
You will live a life you can enjoy and savor
If you practice the principles of Occam’s Razor.
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Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.
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