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Prayer

Of people who pray,
Routinely or not,
He wonders what the case is.

Are they of belief
Prayer has an effect,
Or touching all the bases?

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Opinions in Fact

Some folks voice opinions
So matter-of-factly
They seem to think everyone
Reckons exactly.

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Decisions in a Marriage

Our wives make most decisions,
And why should it be thus?
For purposes of fairness,
Since they put up with us.
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Russel Winick recently started writing poetry at nearly age 65, after ending a long legal career. He resides in Naperville, Illinois.


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14 Responses

  1. Tonia Kalouria

    Ain’t it the Truth?! What fun! Esp like the
    “touching all the bases” consideration.
    Can’t hurt, right?

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  2. C.B. Anderson

    Nice quips, Russel. Do you sell bumper stickers? I might buy a few. Apparently your many years inhabiting this planet has brought you a good share of knowledge — dare I say, wisdom? I notice that you wrote nothing that could result in litigation against you, though I am no legal expert. The best defense against a libel suit, I am told, is having spoken or written the truth.

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    • Russel Winick

      Thank you Sir. No bumper stickers; just some observations – hopefully accurate – about people and life.

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  3. Susan Jarvis Bryant

    Russel, I love the wit and wisdom in these bite-sized poetic treats.

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    • Russel Winick

      That’s nice to hear, Susan, especially since I admire your work so much!

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    • Russel Winick

      Thanks Dave. The hope is that a concise theme will have the most clarity and impact.

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  4. David Watt

    Russell, I look forward to reading more of your succinct witticisms.

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    • Russel Winick

      Thanks David. Hopefully you will – if I have any!

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  5. John Watts

    I much like the first poem, I used to try and pray routinely and I’m really not sure it makes a difference (at least that’s how it felt– perhaps scripturally one should think different) , but I’m sure it does something for some!

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    • Russel Winick

      Thanks John, for the kind words and sharing your thoughts.

      Reply

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