Abandon: A-Z verses from vintage visages

Abandon: Limericked Lines on Folly’s Fines

Abandon hope, ye April Fooled,
By myst’ry numbed and ridiculed.
Before the dawn was yet delayed,
The hand was dealt. The game was played.
Alas, by scorn you have been schooled.

Although you may have been misled,
Refresh yourself with truth instead.
Sad lemons pucker, yet bring cheer,
Restoring balance, hope sincere.
It isn’t always in your head.

Though halting feelings flicker by
To banish each elated cry,
Within the heart, joy may deploy.
An April Fool may hear, “Good boy.”
The day is young yet. Fortify!

The burro rests. The wine is poured.
The bread is broken, weapons stored.
Abandoned hope refills the fool.
Tomorrow is a lot less cruel.
Endurance is its own reward.
c2016 by Linda Ann Nickerson

This poem was posted for the April A to Z Blogging Challenge and National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) and incorporating these blog prompts:

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 vintage image offered by Sepia Saturday

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  1. Whoa! I am still recovering after hearing that you're doing this with not just one or two, but 7! Mind. blown.

    Btw, great limericky verse :)


  2. Well done! And holy moly! 7 blogs in the A to Z Challenge! Do you ever sleep?

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  3. Impressive! You should win some sort of endurance award! (As a personal side note, I happen to hate April Fool's Day. I think it's a holdover from bad pranks during childhood.)

  4. Love this! I am looking forward to "tomorrow being much less cruel"

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  5. I like the being schooled by scorn. It seems as if that has been going on forever. It definitely applies to things going on today.

    Enjoyed the poem very much.

    Happy Theme Thursday! Thanks for playing.

    God bless.