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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Chillax (04/03/14)

TITLE: Insouciant
By Wilma Schlegel
04/07/14


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I tend to be jumpy, my nerves in a knot
I try not to show it, as if I could not.
But who am I fooling?
God knows my whole plot.

I'm fine when all's well, just
don't throw me a curve
but then you say, 'Chillax'.
I don't know that word!

I check in my ' Webster's'
but it's not in there.
If that's not an option
someone please tell me where?

Is it really a chalice?
Have I remembered it wrong?
'Webster' says a chalice
holds drink that is strong.

Could the word have been Challix?
Yes, that might be it.
A brand name for energy beans
or some suppleme't.

Well, that's only a guess
but, a good one, I think.
Still I'm jumpy and questioning;
My thoughts in a kink.

My Lord, He has told me
ne'er to worry nor fret
but this word is a word
I cannot seem to forget.

Then He says, "Just relax.
There's no cause for such bent.
It's only a word.
I should be insouciant."

Yes, He's right, I'll be calm
I'll 'chill down', as they say
I'll plan on this struggle
for nary a day.


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Camille (C D) Swanson 04/13/14
Love it!

God bless~
Charla Diehl 04/14/14
You covered the topic with such humor and ease. I, too, had never heard this word (chillax) before. Your poem left me smiling.
Margaret Kearley 04/16/14
What a fun poem - I am SO glad I was not alone in having to run to the dictionary to find the meaning of 'Chillax'! Am a little worried though that I had to do the same with 'Insouciant.' Great poem, lovely humour.