“No” before “Yes”, the poem

“No” before “Yes”

Always “No”
or, rarely, yes?
Then, it’s my guess
you need to slow down…

“No ?”
…think before you frown.
No ‘s
not really that far
from “may be”

why not try it and see?
Next time
try a “Maybe”…
Where am I headed?
Make a guess.

Can’t you see?

Lo and behold,
some of your maybes
might just become “Yes”!

©M. Anita Bailey

Note: Read the story behind this poem.


About emanita01

I am a Franco-american woman who hails from Massachusetts. I live in France near the Swiss border, only minutes away from Geneva. I am a member of the Geneva Writers Group and the Association La Forge, a literary group based in France. I write stories, poems and am currently working on a couple of plays, a one-woman show and actively learning how to perform stand-up comedy.
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