–Amy Engle

National Poetry Writing Month 2017 Poem #1


Not happy?

This, that, and a bunch

Of other stuff making it

Impossible to find joy?

Well, what would you like

To do about it?

Oh? Your solution is to

Complain until people are

Tired of listening and

All of a sudden change things?

That sounds vastly unoriginal.

You’re not the first person

To vocalize their displeasure.

But you have a chance to do

Something unique:

You can do something about it.

Yes, words have meaning and power.

However, actions tend to

Yield greater results.