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THE QUEST. Too much time on my hands, I suppose was to blame. Though I swear by an oath it's the truth. In the laze and the haze of a young afternoon, years ago in my miss spent youth. Education a waste, I had thought of this muse, that I've pondered for many a year Could a sentence be written with seven times “and.” The answer must surely be there. Spending most of my time at the Cat and the Queen. An Ale house quite close to my home. The answer it seemed stared me clear in the face, but remained somewhere back in the gloom. Tell prey during the course of my very long life, gone are three score years now and a pair. I'd wasted paper and ink and a Tumbril of nibs, I'd give up the quest in despair. I decided to trip to the Inn for a beer, our fine local, The Cat and the Queen. Where building sore head over many fine Ale, I'd pondered but never had seen. There afore ageing eyes, hung the answer my friend. Where I'd sunk many pints of the best. For there swung ageing sign over like ageing door and the end of my life long quest. For the painter had spaced out the words all cock eyed. Mine eyes though be old were still keen. Then I knew that my life had not all been a waste. He'd left too much space in between, “The” and “Cat” and “Cat” and “and,” and the “and” and "the Queen.”

Copyright © August 2015 kevin Dunn

This Poem was Critiqued By: DeniMari Z. On Date: 2015-08-19 11:59:11
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Awesome, truly some of the best verbiage and poetic lines I've read so far this month - It's almost like a fable - as one looks back at many pleasantries - and your chosen words are stand out - so many I'd be writing your poem here - to show you how much of it I enjoyed - This story like piece begins and ends with years between all of it - and how you managed to complete it as such is truly poetic talent - Your ending is superb - and I hope there are no regrets to look back at - I can't find them in this write - You had asked before what IMHO meant - it's In my honest opinion - abbreviation of those words. On my list of favs for this month - Deni

This Poem was Critiqued By: Medard Louis Lefevre Jr. On Date: 2015-08-15 01:26:04
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.50000
Magnificent narrative offering that is well versed, sentimental, appropriately cynical, appropriately redemptive, well crafted, and just enough acid and ETOH to make it delightfully inappropriate. Thanks for this very exquisite offering. It is real talent, not that I know, just that I recognize. Medard
This Poem was Critiqued By: Joe Gustin On Date: 2015-08-14 11:11:04
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
A unusual poem to be be. Your were 62 when you discovered the answer to your quest was always in front of you. What I like about this poem is that it took me several reads to truly get iy. How this work seems at times to have been written in a much earlier time. Like the 1800's. A very entertaining poem
This Poem was Critiqued By: Ashni Irey On Date: 2015-08-14 10:28:33
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
Kevin, I actually liked reading this. The last line is gold. In para 2, when you ask if a sentence could be written with seven times "and", it made me wonder for a moment. Some small punctuation eg. mis-spent in L4, pray instead of prey in L
, etc. but otherwise easy to follow. Keep writing!
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