This poem has a message beyond what it actually says that an astute reader should be able to locate. Let me know how long it takes for you to find it.
Betty Killebrew, Author of The Message (A Puzzle Verse)
The Message (A Puzzle Verse)
Fall back on common sense
As you read this verse I share;
It contains a worthwhile message
That’s encoded with great care.
Here’s a hint that is important;
It’s not too hard to find;
Settle down and read this through
To make it come to mind.
Here’s a proven method
Every solver brought to bear;
Apply yourself to letters—
Not the verses that are there.
Stop now and just relax
With your eye upon what’s written;
Each letter of the message
Remains in place and is not hidden.
by Betty Killebrew