T is for TIMESTU #AtoZ Challenge

Day 20 in the AtoZ Challenge, the 23rd day of National Poetry Month.  I'm writing a poem a day inspired by vanity plates found in Maine in 2018.
Today T is for TIMESTU.

First - Is this "Tim, es tu?" or "Time stew" or "Times 2?  The world will never know...I did not get to talk to the owners of the vehicle.  So it is my call.  I think it is "times two".  However, my brain went with...

Time Stew

Just when I think I have it planned
It's poured into the pot
Astir with all the other things
Becoming what I'd not
expected or even wanted -
the unthinkable unthought wrought
We made do with the unplanned stew
and found it's not so bad
to have the life you didn't think
you'd have but now you had.
If I could take stuff from the stew
and rearrange this time,
I don't think I could do it better;
I think it's gone just fine.

by Donna JT Smith ©2019


  1. That's nice! The thought of all the things we didn't expect of life to be thrown in our stew is an interesting take, but true!

    1. I have a few tweaks to the poem I'd like to do sometime, but for now it will do! There's only so much time in a day...speaking of time stew!

  2. Hmmm... Time Stew... definitely an interesting concept to consider. It makes me think of someone wreaking havoc on the time-space continuum with a rogue time machine!


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