Enough Already – “Divided by Too”


Divided By Too

If you say it once,
you say it six times, half-
a-dozen, twelve divided
by two, your
words soon bricks in
my wall.  You call it
explaining; I call it


This is posted for “Real Toads“, for a poetry challenge by the wonderful Mama Zen to write something in 35 words or less. Her idea (with which I agree heartily) is that most bloggers go on just too darn long. (I include myself in this indictment;  I should also add that the voice of the “I” in the poem above is probably not mine, as I’m guessing I tend to fall into the wordier category.) Enough said.

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17 Comments on “Enough Already – “Divided by Too””

  1. Grace Says:

    Nice playing on differing perspectives ~ I believe this is my first time to read a short post from you 🙂

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Ha! Well, not completely true as I post a lot of plain drawings and photos and flash 55 but don’t link them many places, especially pix. That said, I am really a prose writer, not poet! Not sure how I got in to all this. K.

  2. brian miller Says:

    some nice word play in this k…words often either divide or bring us together…a lot of it depends on who is listening if anyone…should it be bricks or brick?

  3. Mama Zen Says:

    I love this! This is incredibly clever.

  4. Susan Says:

    Great artwork! Too Too Too much! Silence! “Enough already” And here are the words creating 3-D effects! This is a great explanation of a too too common reality.

  5. Mary Says:

    I do think sometimes that the more a person says the harder it is for someone to listen. Whether in conversation or in poetry. So often less is more.

  6. Ella Says:

    Well said, very clever….less is more for sure~
    I like the art you used….a powerful message 😀

  7. Yousei Hime Says:

    Oh! Ours are bookends. Yours a poem of words and mine a poem of silence. Clever, thought-provoking. 🙂

  8. I am sorry, but I don’t get it. (。◕‿◕。)

    ▲ A ▲

  9. ladynyo Says:

    i agree w/ mama zen…..inredibly clever.

    hard to do, too.

    Lady Nyo

  10. Claudia Says:

    smiles…your footnote is longer than the poem..that says much..haha..loved it k. and a clever poem as well

  11. Liked this muchly! Thanks for the comments, reminding us why Mama Z put this prompt up in the first place. Bricks in your wall, indeed. I’m known for diarrhea of the pencil myself, so this was hard for me, truly. Great stuff. Peace, Amy

  12. Paula J Says:

    Your words soon bricks in my wall. That tells it.

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