Fay Slimm.






If large baskets of attitude swing
in between
branches of success and failure
by feeding
relationships with choices made
then life-long close skeins might
become tangled.


Lighter edges need to confront
dull intellect's
doleful attention because black
appears normal
to mortals who lean too near
a mere No or Yes
and rely for considered opinion
on a rushed guess.


Once snapping with over-wait
irate factors
of indifference are scattered
as hesitance wraps
me-ism in obsessively extra
addictive attention
and makes too-tried patience
unwisely stretched.

Thought prior to reaction dims
unkind retorts
and for leading to amiable  talk
care sans anger
shows understanding that wins
needed trust
in choosing postures that foster
tighter fused love.



  • orchidee

    Good write Fay.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Thanks Orchi.

    • dusk arising

      What a delightful turn arounf in your piece today. From the growing heat which can boil into temper lost argument to the thoughtful pouring of oil to bathe the feet of a troubled, loved mind.

      Once again i see the embroidery of your work as stitches only you could place so deftly and I love the analogy of life long close skeins becoming entangled.

      A poem which truly shows you as a master of this poetic thing we lesser mortals strive for.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Much gratitude for your visit and read of Attitude and many thanks too D.A. for your kind comments on my work with words - - always appreciated and truly so with this piece.

      • Jerry Reynolds

        Very good words Fay. Very good ones to live by.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Am pleased you think the message in Attitude is worthy dear Jerry - - we all need a bit of help in sorting troubled relationships at times.

        • FredPeyer

          I just love to read your poems, Fay. Well done, Kudos!

          • Fay Slimm.

            Ah - - how generous of you to say you read and enjoy my work Fred. Many thank yous for dropping by and reviewing Attitude.

          • Doggerel Dave

            Phew Fay! Not going to comment on your style’s architecture this time.Just want to tell you that I’ve read this four or five times; much more than the attention I give to amounts (but not all) of the work I see on MPS. I still believe I need to read again, so I’ll pop it into my favorites for easy access.
            That last stanza doesn’t need any more work from me - you pointed it straight at me didn’t you? 🙂

            • Fay Slimm.

              I am pleased you found need to read over Attitude four or five times Dave and do hope you find its message on working through times when relationships get muddled,........any thanks too for including this piece in your list of favourites.

            • Goldfinch60

              Very good words Fay and that last stanza says it all.


              • Fay Slimm.

                Glad you spotted that the final stanza tries to direct the right way to find peace in troubled relationships - - thank you dear Andy for your on-going support .

              • PrEm Ji

                Dear Fay, a big thanks for inviting me to my poetic side... an the same information is passed on to many poets... Let the right attitude bring harmony across the world...

              • Suresh

                As my words could in any way excel those of D.A., I humbly defer to his in appreciation of your post.

              • Munro

                Nice poem , al the words well placed
                Thanks for a nice read

              • Munro

                Nice poem , al the words well placed
                Thanks for a nice read

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