Life Is Short…

yellow cupcake kitty cat

Eternal rest looms closer
As each new dawn comes ‘round;
Tick tock goes the clock…
Does the world get you down?
Every day, endless tasks await,
Stress piled on stress…
Sometimes the whole mess
Explodes into disaster.
Really, who wants salad now, or
Teriyaki fish and a sensible rice dish?

No. We need a decadent pastry puff,
Luscious ladyfingers, scrumptious spumoni,
Maybe just a simple jar
Of Nutella. Get those sugar highs
Before the clock runs out.


Image is mine.
Poetry form: acrostic plus.
Written for dVerse.

©️2021 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon. Thank you.

51 responses to “Life Is Short…

  1. I love this! ❤ the form and the content

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  2. I . . . I don’t know why . . . but I want . . . want to EAT DESSERT!
    Sorry. That just got in my head.

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  3. Dessert is the best part!

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  4. I love this! The poem and the adorable photo!

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  5. Wholehearted in support of that message. Cute picture of the cat ❤

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  6. LOVE this! I have a known sweet tooth so of course I am smitten with your post.

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  7. Fantastic! I couldn’t agree more! 😀

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  8. The second part made me hungry for decadent pastry puff, yummy. Good job with the acrostic plus meaning and form. Now off to eat some sweet pastries.

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  9. Lol! Perhaps you are right.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Oh to eat chocolate daily as a reward for surviving the day.

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  11. This just made my day! Get those sugar highs before the clock runs out- thank you! My heart goes out to all the diabetic patients who can’t afford to do so, even if they want it very much.

    Nutella is meant to be devoured all by itself! 😀 You seem to be the only one who got that right. Apparently, people use it on bread 😜

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  12. Your work is ALMOST perfect. If perfected, the acrostics would read “Eat Dessert ONLY”.

    As it stands, I can only give it 5 stars. Sorry.

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  13. So funny! I could eat dessert first with each dinner meal. Well done, well done.

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  14. Beverly Crawford

    YAY! First, or even instead of! Neatly done.


  15. I wouldn’t mind a puff or éclair or napoleon! you’ve given me a hankering! 🙂

    Lovely, Paula!


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  16. Life is too short not to enjoy the sweeter thing in life.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. There’s a much deeper message here, presented with such simplicity and relatability. Indeed, one must stop and smell the roses…

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  18. This is absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous writing! I especially love; “No. We need a decadent pastry puff,/Luscious ladyfingers, scrumptious spumoni,/ Maybe just a simple jar/Of Nutella.”💝💝

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  19. I like this plan. Oh, the heck with it — all desserts!

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  20. Clever! I’m now hungry. Also: great pic!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Oooh, good excuse to get dessert! A nugget of wisdom cleverly baked inside a pastry puff. Yum. I’ll take two please.

    Liked by 1 person

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