Three Short Poems

Run of the mill.
That’s what we become
when we try to be
something we’re not.
To excel, be who you are.

Status quo.
Breaking even.
Par for the course.
That’s what happens
when we fail
to take risks in our lives.
Blaze a new trail to find happiness.

Sour grapes.
Missed shots in life.
Looking back,
hoping for something different.
The past doesn’t change.
Give the future our best shot.
That’s all we have.

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About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet, writer, teacher and photographer who lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked in the economic development field for over 35 years. Don is the author of three poetry books and five photography books. He is working on a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. This work was exhibited at six venues in Ohio. Don holds an M.A. degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, where he teaches writing. His educational background also includes studies in Anthropology, Photography, Organizational Behavior, and Economic Development. Don’s website: Wisdom Work Press:

13 thoughts on “Three Short Poems

  1. Thanks Trinitystar, Krystyna, and Floots. Your comments are very much appreciated.

    Yes Floots, there is a Sandburgian feel there. I call him the Chicago poet. I have always enjoyed his poems.

  2. Thanks Aurora. These are some great links and connections. I will let you know how Boston goes. All the best, Don

    Andrew, thank you. I need it too.

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