It is what it is

By: Carl Palmer

I’ve heard it a lot lately. Is it a current cliché
or catch phrase, the pat answer recap signaling
an end to any further conversation about it ?

Like the sobbing boy holding his empty cone,
ice cream scoop on the floor as his dad hugs
him and says, Don’t cry, son, it is what it is.

Or a response of surrender, of defeat, giving up,
helplessly accepting things being what they are,
nothing more and nothing can be done about it ?

Like the coach at the post game press conference
fielding endless questions about why he lost the
game ending his interview with,  It is what it is.

Rather than it is what it is,maybe it should be
it ain’t what it ain’t  ~ ‘taint what ‘taint
or it is not what it is not  ~ ‘snot what ‘snot.

Still, whatever it is or it isn’t, it remains it.
It is what it is ~ it’s what it’s

or as the poet says, ‘tis what ‘tis.

Categories: Poetry

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.