What You Focus On [Expands]              [Part 3 of my Writing Trilogy]

 

An original poem by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

You need a Christmas poem,

 

But nothing's coming to mind.

 

Better craft a scene to show 'em,

 

Or your work will be maligned.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

So give up multitasking,

 

Yeah, the chores have to wait.

 

Soon in glory you'll be basking.

 

Once you begin to fixate.

 

You better learn how to fixate.

 

 

CHORUS

 

A certain type of obsession,

 

Is what writing demands.

 

Better embrace the expression:

 

What you focus on expands.

 

To make writing your profession,

 

It helps to understand...

 

That it's OK to fixate.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

Everywhere you see Christmas,

 

But nothing's taking hold.

                  

Go on and tell your Missus,

 

To use the Bundt baking mold.

 

 

VERSE 4

 

Before going on that errand,

 

To get a 9 x 13 pan.

 

Time for you to grow a pair, and

 

Remind your lady who's the man.

 

That's right, Hoss. You da man!

 

 

CHORUS

 

A certain type of obsession,

 

Is what writing demands.

 

Better embrace the expression:

 

What you focus on expands.

 

To make writing your profession,

 

It helps to understand...

 

That it's essential to fixate.

 

 

VERSE 5

 

Now, think of life before you met her:

 

Air mattress on concrete, so sad.

 

Your life now is so much better.

 

Maybe just one trip ain't so bad.

 

 

VERSE 6

 

Got the cake pan, so now you're ready,

 

To make this excursion worthwhile.

 

Grab a Christmas cake mix with funfetti.

 

You'll find it in the bake goods isle.

 

Yeah, she won't need to fake a smile.

 

 

CHORUS

 

A certain type of obsession,

 

Is what writing demands.

 

Better embrace the expression:

 

What you focus on expands.

 

To make writing your profession,

 

It helps to understand,

 

That, like anything else,

 

Fixation is good, in moderation.

 

 

The End

 

 

Copyright Michael Kimbro 2017.  All rights reserved.

 

 

Keywords:  Poems about writing, Cooking poetry, Verses about grocery store trips, Holiday season odes.