Things We Would Like to Hear More Often

DSC05516During my POEM LIFE show, I ask the audience to write down things they would like to hear more often, and then I use those words, phrases and sentences in the show. Below is a sampling of some audience offerings. The next POEM LIFE shows are scheduled for May 29 and June 19. Please come to one!

I had a pile of these slips of paper, and I took a picture of them and then just started typing them in the order I picked them up. I like the way they turned out. This is like a poem, and there is a practical side, too: You can see how often you say some of these things that others want to hear.

It’s time to embrace and celebrate our differences.DSC05513
Let’s take a road trip.
You look great.
What can I do to help/?
I love you.
Longevity.
Yes, more.
Would you like to come over for breakfast?
Money.
You did it.
Money.
You’re beautiful.
Poignant.
Sir, here’s your million dollars.
You can do it!DSC05515
You are worthy my time and energy.
This tastes great.
Thank you.
You are so creative!
Beautiful.
You’re like a ray of sunshine.
Tolerance.
You are loved.
Stupendous.
I got that for you.
This is exactly where you are supposed to be in this very moment.
Life is beautiful.
Mindfulness.
I’m proud of you.
Earth first always!
Faith in God.
You make things better.
Here’s five dollars.
Let’s go on a road trip.
We are all one.
Thank you.
You are enough.
I love you.
I’m proud of you.
Gosh, you’re so smart.
Go for it, woman.
I love just being with you.
There will be refreshments.
You are good enough.
Good job!
Of course.
How can I help you?
I’ll help you with that!
You know what to do.

–Shaun Perkins

2 thoughts on “Things We Would Like to Hear More Often

  1. Hello Shaun!

    I love Montage Poems! The Cherry Street Poets is having a change of schedule for the summer. A number of us would like to come for a visit to ROMP, have a tour, workshop, reading, etc. (Whatever works at the time.) Would you be interested? Which Saturdays would you suggest? I can run dates by and see which seems to work for the most members.

    I have heard so many positive comments about your love of poetry. I am looking forward to meeting you!

    Karyl Champlin

    Cherry Street Poets

    918-630-5300

    Sent from Windows Mail

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