Tuesday, October 23, 2012

OctPoWriMo day 22 Random Acts of Trivia

John Wilkes Booth killed Lincoln.
His brother saved the life of Lincoln's son.

Shakespeare gave us the modern play.
Cervantes the modern novel.
They both died the same day.

My brain is filled with this sort of thing.

The lineage of the kings amd queens of England
(All the way back to William the Conqueror)
Oscar winners and whom they beat,
Baseball players' special feats,
Signers of the Declaration
Batlles of the Civil War

No one wants to play Trivial Pursuit with me.

At home I am the one who knows
Who bought which tree ornament
Which dishes were wedding presents,
The name of the first grade teachers,
And the dates of photos by the furniture in the room.

Some people see trivia as silly,
A distraction from things that really matter.
I see it rather as tiny pieces
Of the mosaic of our lives.
And funny how the ones who think
Trivial knowledge is silly
Come looking for me when they need
To finish their crossword puzzle.

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