Rev. Al Green was just on the player, singing his hit “Let’s Stay Together.” It got me thinking about things that are linked together or should be together. Even thought of some things that would be unusual pairings (I do tend to be unusual from time to time) and what their relation would amount to! There’s “Dollars to donuts,” bacon and eggs (or “Green Eggs and Ham,” Thank you, Ted Geisel!), Hall and Oates, for a few examples.

So, for the sake of togetherness, write about a pairing that should stay together or come together. Search the moon and stars for an inspiration, and write your poem. No link will be broken!



My Shepherd knows me.
He named me, just as He named
each star in the sky.

© Marie Elena Good, 2021

“He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart…”  ~Isaiah 40:11a

Were I to name the piece above,
Perhaps I’d call it God and Love,
or Know and Known,
or Never Alone.

I’d maybe name it Sky and Stars,
Perhaps I’d lean toward His and Ours,
or Tend and Keep …
or Shepherd and Sheep.



The yin and yang of aches and pains,
my weapons in a constant war!
Where medications miss the mark
I hearken for these modalities.
Not a finality by any stretch,
but, it’s good right now, right here.
And right here and here.
Heat it up and chill it down.
It satisfies this aging clown!

© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2021



They met in a mélange of a poetry challenge
a dozen long years ago.
And they became lasting fans of each other’s,
the way the story goes.
Neophytes both of poetic ways
(to way back to their earlier days)
She, an aspiring children’s author,
he a perspiring music composer.
But he liked what she wrote
and how she encouraged.
And she liked his voice, a choice
to keep her from getting discouraged.
Two “top guns” holstered,
prodded and bolstered, helped
along their poetic ways. No end in sight
as long as they chose the right
to write what they chose.
Opposed on Eerie’s ends.
Two friends who have never met,
but you can bet they know each other
well. It’s not hard to tell,
why they’ve stayed together!

© Walter J Wojtanik – 2021

Love this, Walt!  Thank you, and I couldn’t agree more.  Thankful for you, my partner-in-rhyme!