but still they come upon me just the same
in days of waiting i try not to care
yet i know we must play this awful game
the April days stretch on and fly right by
and soon i myself can no longer wait
before the moment escapes i must try
the burden of the task the greatest weight
finally we sit down to hash it out
you kindly share with me your knowledge deep
as we search for common ground i want to shout
these days for you i'd climb a mountain steep
now we go our separate ways, say goodbye
until April returns with heavy sigh
© Cathy L. Mere 2014
Tax season has once again come and gone. I wouldn't have survived without TurboTax. So I wrote this little sonnet --- ok I attempted a sonnet-like poem --- to share this love/hate relationship I have with Turbo Tax. A little poetry fun this evening as I consider objects I just can't live without (nothing personal, but I wish I could live without this one!).
April is National Poetry Month. Again this year, inspired by Mary Lee Hahn, I'm joining other poetry bloggers (view links in sidebar) taking the challenge to share poetry each day during the month of April. For thirty days my hope is to write a new poem each day. The first two years I took this challenge I wrote any poem that found me. This year, however, I've decided to try to write a poem about an object each day. If you've read Billy Collins' poem, The Lanyard, you may have noticed the way he took an object to tell a much more meaningful story of his relationship with his mother. My hope is to find the deeper significance in the things around me.