For the comfort of familiarity
the relaxation of wild hilarity
the consolation of whimsicality
we give thanks.
For the drab routine of boring mundanity
the culture shock of harsh reality
the discomfort we feel at crass inanity
we close our eyes
For meeting life with adaptability
responding to change with flexibility
living our lives with originality
we do our best.
Miz Quickly comes up with some great prompts. This one was to write an ode to celebrate the drab, peculiar or mundane with a touch of sadness. As it’s a while since I wrote an ode, I looked it up and found the unhelpful advice to write three stanzas with lines of unequal length; strophe, antistrophe and epode. Your guess is as good as mine.