My Favorite Child
They asked of my favorite child
or should I say the best poem
from the many scribbled down
when the Muse had they way
more than a thousand have been writ
along the road to relate
a primal drive to express
lest I vanish without a trace.
The topics ranged across the board
each had a place as I disgorged
some are pleasant while others dire
the extremes were east to west
greatest beauty above the depths
of blackest pits where I may live
one or the other is valid
thought usually not at the same time.
One or the other had its place
in my emotions of the day
these are captured to the page
testament to humanity
perhaps others share my angst
or they sense splendour's span
my declarations are my own
asking more to play along.
Back to the question I was posed
which of the poems would I embrace
as the best of all my words
tip of the mountain I’ve composed
I’ll not choose which is best
because the emotion then revealed
depending on how I feel
is my best that I’ll present.
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