Revenge is a Dish Best Served Posthumously #poem #poetry #prompt

Jane D daybreak

In truth the older that I get

I do regret

Another daybreak

Such a butt ache.

It seems to me as time speeds past

Another breakfast

More eggs on toast

Less me, more ghost.


No one sees the beardy old fool

Splattered with drool

I’m filled with tea

It makes me pee.


The joke is mine; when all is said

And I am dead

They’ll not bear it

Cat will inherit.

Jane Doughtery’s poetry prompt this week is a minute. The theme is daybreak. As usual I’ve broken the rules, and added a fourth stanza. I have followed the rhyming scheme though. Here’s her prompt is you are game for a go. 


About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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16 Responses to Revenge is a Dish Best Served Posthumously #poem #poetry #prompt

  1. Feel free to break rules if it works. This one needs the last stanza to finish it off. Literally 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Autism Mom says:

    Lol, lucky kitty! There’s no dignity in those golden years!

    I comment light-heartedly, but in truth this caught me with its depth and resonance: “Less me, more ghost.”

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Erika Kind says:

    Always break the rules when it turns out like this, Geoffle!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. willowdot21 says:

    😉 love these little snips at life!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. noelleg44 says:

    Great job! Breaking the rules works for you!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. jan says:

    Brought a smile to my face – very clever!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Pingback: Poetry challenge Daybreak: the entries – Jane Dougherty Writes

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