Sunday, April 19, 2015

In a Tone of Absolutes

my father is the foremost authority of nothing
though he would have you believe otherwise.
ask him a question and you'll get a response sure & quick;
it matters not the topic - he has a knack
for spewing plausible fiction & occasional truths.
ask him how he does it for he has no qualms
about sharing his expertise (in truth) on this matter;
after all he's definitely the foremost
authority of absolutely nothing.



On inspiration for this piece: This idea was pulled from Poetic Asides's 2015 April PAD Challenge: Day 19. "For today’s prompt, write an authority poem."

I couldn't help but write to this.  Recently at a dinner, my father shared is insightful expertise on this matter.  It also drudged up an old piece I had written back in 2012.  This piece also helped me to unearth the title for this new piece.


Lies Hidden in Certainty

Do not fall prey
to his quick words
spoken in a tone
of absolutes
for nestled deep
within his fast
reply lies truth-
less facts.

2 comments:

Vandana Sharma said...

Hmmm dad knows it all!!!

Mary said...

This made me smile. I think there are a lot of people who are authorities on absolutely nothing. Ha, but they don't realize it, for the most part.