(The challenge was to end every line with an anagram of the title– Protagonize being the name of our collaborative writing community.)
I never was a painter,
never mastered the piano.
But maybe with a pointer,
and another glass of pinot
or a giant
cappuccino, I’d be great.
Encouragement, and such ornate
discussion can be quite a gain
for talents to which they pertain,
for those who choose to ask instead of agonize.
Better that we organize,
and then, though we might feel inept,
and secretly our ego
may be torn…
we’ll soon uncover things we can’t ignore…
The stoic, eager ogre
who, befuddled by a tiger
that was hoodwinked by a pirate,
stole the everlasting opiate,
and never could get over it
and vowed to kick the pirate in the groin.
Which never was, and needn’t be, the point.