Daily Poem – Fred’s Preamble

July 22, 2014

Fred’s Preamble

by Ted Akos

A simple line can be
Laced into written words
To have sides, parts
And unforeseen dimensions
And opposing comprehensions
Implacable dissentions
Not to mention Umbrage….
To instigate these thoughts.
Judge them, then,
Or me
And make a gamble on
What is behind this preamble.

What? you ask
What is a calabash?
A calabash is so round
It has a hundred sides
Or one, if that’s the case.
Call it pretty
Cute or
Not poetically astute.
But who’s a poet every day?

What calabash could echo as a hole
The words met out on every occasion
Each persuasion
Of a round knobby fruit.
But it’s not a fruit
(Fred would say)
But an addlepated animal
Who’s fuzzy wuzzy tale
Sets off its head.
What rubbish! What confusion!
An abominable intrusion
On this guy (you’ll see)
This Frederick
A calabanic calabash in angelic reverie..



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