Tuesday, July 24, 2012

CCCXLII - Niches

One Single Impression has the topic “Niche”.
I had a number of takes on it:


First child has a clean slate
Alone and unencumbered;
It cherry-picks the learning curve
And masters words and numbers.

The next child sees the first one
So gifted, by all reports,
So heads off into other fields
And usually masters sports.

He sets his stand up in the street
To catch the passing trade.
There he produces brimming cups
Of home made lemonade.

He’s made a pile of money,
For he has them by the throat:
The lemonade he gives away
But sells them antidote.

You’ll find her on the streets,
It’s not lemonade she’s selling;
She charges by the hour
And shares a one-room dwelling.

It is a tough existence
But she has a certain skill.
As she tells her clients
She has a niche to fill.

© 2012   J Cosmo Newbery

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  1. AnonymousJuly 24, 2012

    interesting words...and that skill!!

  2. I haven't been blogging much lately and therefore haven't been checking my favorite blogs either. But I'm glad I checked yours today and went back several pages to read your delightful poems. I admire your skill with words and your quirky humor.

  3. Very clever dear J Cosmo, you certainly have your 'niche' with words and rhyming. :)
    xoxoxo ♡

  4. I love the last stanza and last line especially. It is so full of wit. It's amazing how all of these poems fit together along the theme of niche. Nicely written.

  5. I think my second child has mastered pushing her dad's emotional buttons. The third is heading into sports.

    All I ever wanted was a writer, an artist, and a musician.... I have all three but their talents have been relegated to 'hobbies.'

    So much for living vicariously - LOL


  6. Loved the poem you have created ... each of the three parts gel well together ... lovely !!!

  7. And you have likewise filled your niche, J.C. But not at an hourly rate, as far as I can tell. Your poetry does have a certain chemistry to it.

    (I would say more about filling niches, but it might be considered a bit risqué, or downright dirty. And thus inappropriate.)

  8. I loved your rhyme! I smiled wide thru the entire thing....bravo

  9. Nice poetry, J.C, nice rhyming. I read this with a father's mindset. The last one here would break this father's heart.

  10. This was GOOD!! Great story woven and the last stanza brought it all home! You have found YOUR niche!!!

  11. Lovely poem...Especially loved the last stanza!!..Beautiful!


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