[Edited below with the poem's meaning!]
As I mentioned in Sunday's Google-age, April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate this, I've decided to return to that list of poems and maybe share with you all some other Lara David originals. Maybe I'll even try to write some new poems this month, too. I welcome any other aspiring poets who want to join me in opening ourselves up to critical eyes of the public - if you leave a link in the comments, I promise to come visit and give supportive comments. If not, well, thanks for reading my own work and leaving (hopefully) supportive comments of your own. :)
So without further ado, I bring you "Today Was My Day," written Spring of 2001:
Today was my day like no one's tomorrow.
My tears were my joy as everyone's sorrow.
I lent out my shadow, that in turn I might borrow
Someone's yesterday when I tire of tomorrow.
I learned of a rainbow and the tears it had shed,
Of a leprechaun's heart and the color it bled,
And I saw a blind horse with a goat on its head
That cried when it saw that its feathers had shed.
Never before had I felt so alive,
As when I saw that golden and red number 5.
So off of my minotaur, that I might survive,
I flew to the Angel of Dead or Alive.
"Help me!" I cried, in shame and dismay.
"My horse and my goat have both run away!"
I looked at him blindly - what else could I say?
But he looked with disgust on my shame and dismay.
"Enough!" Angel cried. "Come back tomorrow,
For I have a goat AND a horse you can borrow.
So cease with your weeping and wasteful sorrow.
Today is your day like no one's tomorrow."
I welcome any brave souls who want to venture a guess as to the poem's meaning...
** Edited: It was a trick, because there is no meaning. Literally - none. This is the only poem I've ever written that I wrote with absolutely no point and nothing in mind, except how to make a poem that had a cool rhyme scheme and interesting imagery. Sorry to fool you all - all poems from here on out will have a meaning of some sort. :)