The cabin's damp and dull today
Rain has visited off and on
And I in house arrest must stay
Midst needful care less chores undone

An unstirred pot of ennui
Sits full of many nascent goals
While droplets speckle windowpanes
And hide the turnkeys of my gaol

What to do this dreary day
But sit and dream of nothing save
Past plans unfinished gone astray
Regret and wistfulness enslaved

Enough of this this dreadful dirge
It's time to find a guiding light
Some action some energetic urge
To break these bounden chains so tight

An exercise in creative thought
Write a poem to dispell gloom
Forced rhyme and rhythm ought
To drive these devils from my room

And so I think upon a theme
Something grand a romantic quest
A noble deed a tragic meme
Of knights and battles kingdoms wrest

No great adventures come to mind
I'm forced to accept mundanity
A poem of rain and haze combined
With tasks and chores unsatisfied

Poetry by josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-08-29 at 02:28

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
there is no mundanity here. Just a prisoner who has found a way to express existence perfectly.

Christopher Fernie
Dear josephus,

Your wonderfully talented pen is indeed mightier than the sword, and what you describe so eloquently could be envisaged as a humble hermitage. In short, your mundanity has revealed you as a warrior monk... arise Sir Josephus!



The damp and dreary so well expressed, you write beautifully descriptive poetry when it's a mundane day.

Good poem. Well done.

It certainly is completely devoid of mundanity!
It flows beautifully and the rhythm and rhyme are perfection:)

I like this! Damp and dreary days are just as they are, with no outdoor activity or chores to be done. Very well done ending where it starts. :)