Three Short Poems

Run of the mill.
That’s what we become
when we try to be
something we’re not.
To excel, be who you are.

Status quo.
Breaking even.
Par for the course.
That’s what happens
when we fail
to take risks in our lives.
Blaze a new trail to find happiness.

Sour grapes.
Missed shots in life.
Looking back,
hoping for something different.
The past doesn’t change.
Give the future our best shot.
That’s all we have.

Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.

Biography Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling.  Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here. Contact Information Kosmos Consulting and Research website:  Visual Advantage Photography website: Flickr Photo Page here: Contact Don Iannone by email:

13 thoughts on “Three Short Poems”

  1. Thanks Aurora. These are some great links and connections. I will let you know how Boston goes. All the best, Don

    Andrew, thank you. I need it too.

  2. Thanks Trinitystar, Krystyna, and Floots. Your comments are very much appreciated.

    Yes Floots, there is a Sandburgian feel there. I call him the Chicago poet. I have always enjoyed his poems.

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