“Vexed by a verb!” I often vent,
undeniably discontent.
Let my quirky quote be the key
to promoting a patent plea
for the status I’d reinvent:

Pairing “I am” with “years” has meant
an identity I resent;
being defined by age makes me
vexed by a verb!

The remedy I’d implement,
ownership of the time one’s spent,
prefers “to have” over “to be”;
hence, “having” years will guarantee
my halting to holler hell-bent
“Vexed by a verb!”

 

E. V. “Beth” Wyler grew up in Elmont, NY.  At 43, she obtained her associate’s degree from Bergen Community College.  She and her husband, Richard, share their empty Fair Lawn, NJ nest with 3 cats and a beta fish.  Her oldest daughter is a biomedical engineer and her other two children are SUNY undergraduate students.  E. V. Wyler’s poetry has been published in:  The Storyteller, Feelings of the Heart, WestWard Quarterly, The Pink Chameleon, Nuthouse Magazine, The Rotary Dial, and on the website Poetry Soup.  In addition, 3 accepted poems are pending publication in Vox Poetica.

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2 Responses

  1. Bob McGinness

    Why even Hamlet would repent,
    when he heard your argument.
    And choose the option, not “to be,”
    instead “to have” would query he.

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