A likeable sort of poem

by Shannon McEwen

Like is a likable word
For a likeable sort
Liking the thing
That’s usually preferred

A likeable smile
In a likeable face
Taking the time to run
That winnable race

But is likeable a place
That fits in well
Into this dark and
Unlikeable space

Between the beginning
And the inevitable end
Where does this fit
And on what does it depend?

Like is a word
But what does it entail
And what truths
Does it really curtail?


Posted on 11/12/2011
Copyright © 2021 Shannon McEwen

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Mo Couts on 11/12/11 at 01:38 AM

Definitely likeable =)!

Posted by Craig Allen on 11/14/11 at 12:36 AM

This is cute. I like playing with a single word throughout a poem. It makes its way nicely to how we use "like" in place of other more meaningful words. Nicely done.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 11/14/11 at 09:53 PM

The poem surely is most likeable. Humor with an edge.

Posted by Lori Blair on 12/14/11 at 11:29 PM

Much deep thought within this..and I ponder why do we like what we do? Is it for a true reason? something deeper within us? Great write!

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