Verses Versus
by Jason Tomlinson

The arrangement of these words is a balancing act
the rhythm of the syllables is set up to attract
readers and listeners looking for such fare
that isn’t found just anywhere
but here in these lines and in these verses
order attempts to bless amid the curses
that life throws out on a regular basis
with its off beat rhythms in so many places
it confuses takes crushes and kills
but this is peace it invites it stills
the uncertainty created by things that don’t make sense
to replace them with things in this present tense
that are gifts to be treasured for all time
against chaos and void here’s order with rhyme