Treasure Island

William Chaplar

(August 18,1961 / Trenton, New Jersey)

Be Prepared


A marathoner starts a race but quits after a mile,
and people ask why he so poorly fared.
It doesn't take a genius or that awfully long a while
for all to see that he was not prepared.

A football team ranked number one gets beat their opening game
by one that all agree could not compare.
It doesn't take a sportscaster of nationwide acclaim
to figure out that they were not prepared.

A prison inmate who's released comes back after a year
because he couldn't make it anywhere.
It matters not to which pedantic theory you adhere,
the bottom line is he was not prepared.

A student takes a test in school and flunks the thing hands down;
her parents freak when they become aware.
One needn't be an educator in search of renown
to ascertain that she was not prepared.

A sexually active teen is in a family way;
the father cannot be found anywhere.
It doesn't matter which ethical standard you obey,
most would agree that she is not prepared.

Submitted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Be Prepared by William Chaplar )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Good deed, Suresh Dogra
  2. Problems, maria sudibyo
  3. Free!, maria sudibyo
  4. Angst, maria sudibyo
  5. OTP (One True Pairing), maria sudibyo
  6. Lost, zheung kyuhkoh
  7. Fall down, lonely, zheung kyuhkoh
  8. Mission: Fission Or Fusion, Aftab Alam
  9. My broken heart Transcends, Emmanuel George Cefai
  10. Red face, Emmanuel George Cefai

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Raleigh

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. If, Rudyard Kipling
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Acquainted with the Night, Robert Frost
  10. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]