Thursday, April 3, 2014

National Poetry Month 3 of 30:

April is National Poetry Month.  Again this year, inspired by Mary Lee Hahn, I'm going to join 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.  

Getting used to one wheel
was not the hardest thing.
There's steering without handlebars,
without a bar to cling.

One must keep her balance
work hard to not fall down,
the faster you can manage
the more you move around.

It takes a lot of practice,
but soon you too will see,
that one wheel's all that's needed,
on that we can agree.

Doing tricks with one wheel only, 
forward and back you go
ride across thin ramps
put on a special show.  

While bicycles have two wheels
a unicycle needs just one.
Once you get your balance
it really can be fun.

© Cathy L. Mere 2014


  1. Haha! We saw a unicyclist at the college we visited. I love the rhyme that brings be right through your poem! :)

  2. Who's that in the picture?

    You balanced your rhyme on one wheel all the way through!!

  3. Fun! Thinking this unicycle is part of the collection of "vehicles" in your garage or basement. Wondering whether you have tried riding it…

  4. Oh does that picture bring back the memories... I have to tell you that you look like John in that picture, lol... Love to remember..


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