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Short Poems

on April 27, 2022
(Mini Me from Austin Powers)

Short Poems by Dawn Pisturino

Love Your Man

Love your man and love him well;

Give all you can and time will tell

The consequences, good or ill.

But love him still.

September 8, 1985


Attack on Libya

All around the terrorist camp

The monkey chased the weasel;

The monkey thought ’twas all in fun:

Pop! Goes the weasel.

A billion for the air raid,

A million for the missile;

That’s the way the money goes:

Pop! Goes the weasel.

April 16, 1986

(Based on the nursery song)



Sorrows come and sorrows go,

Pleasures last a day;

I know not why He made it so:

I wish it were the other way!

May 3, 1986


The Airplane

I looked into the big, big sky

And watched an airplane passing by;

I was too small for him to see,

And so he never noticed me.

May 3, 1986


Thanks for visiting and reading my poems!

Dawn Pisturino

April 27, 2022

Copyright 1985-2022 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.


18 responses to “Short Poems

  1. kvbclarke says:

    Such difference to absorb together. It took me a minute for the transitions. Powerful.

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  2. Iowa Life says:

    A billion for the air raid,

    A million for the missile;

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  3. Whoa, from love, to air strikes, to sorrow, then to awe. What a collection of emotions and perceptions in one presentation. Very thought-provoking my friend. ๐Ÿค” Thanks so much for sharing Dawn! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿค— Enjoy the rest of your lovely day! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. elvira797mx says:

    Wonderful diferents emotions! Thank’s for share, Dawn.
    Nice time!

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  5. Nicely done Dawn!

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  6. Such expressions of the simple truth; spot on and no struggle with unnecessary words.

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  7. abvr says:

    Lol, that is quite a character, i knocked myself off the chair, watching his theatrics.

    I lingered a while to admire this pattern of emotions you knitted together in such simplicity so we can see and feel each motif for what it is

    ๐ŸŒธSorrows come and sorrows go,
    Pleasures last a day;
    I know not why He made it so:๐ŸŒธ

    Such a mystery,

    And that Airplane though. I wonder if pilots these days look out for little ones like you? Take a picture and write a story…lol…

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  8. abvr says:

    Thank you, same to you Dawn.

    Liked by 1 person

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