I felt like something was missing this morning without the haiku challenge, so I went searching for another prompt. Sure enough, there was Jingle Poetry with Poetry Potluck and a prompt of Cartoons, Sci-Fi and Super Powers. Because some of the stuff I’ve written lately has had a depressing tone, this is a good opportunity to lighten things up a bit.
MEN AND ESP
by Mike Patrick
What super power must men have
to reach a woman’s heart?
My best guess is reading minds
would be the place to start.
“You know what you did wrong,”
drives us guys into depression.
Other times, no word at all
is supposed to teach a lesson.
We don’t do well with subtle hints,
suggestion or innuendo.
If it’s a specific response you want,
why can’t you simply say so?
I know we’re crass, and a little crude,
but that’s the way God made us.
If you expect us to read your minds,
then go ahead and trade us.