Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Joyful Bee Proposition (ABC Wednesday, Alphabet Thursday, Short Story Slam Week 23)


Alphabe-Thursday Letter J

If you were with me,
I would brush my daydream days by
with half a wink,
and half a spurn,
As joyful housewives do, a bee.
If I could halt sadness from my time,
I would cut July into piece,
and wrap them up in seaweed,
You'll be the first to sample the homemade sushi.
If you were the orchard next to my house,
I would plow the field in circles,
and let the rings that differ converge-
to a spot withholding your heart.
But, so far, considering the outcome
of the case, which seems common,
stop glittering illusions from goading me,
The pain and the sting, from the bumble bee.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Funny Poetry on Fathers By Lindsay Mannering


For my dad who puts up with my ridiculousness:

Dad, I know I owe you a lot,
Appreciation is never what you sought.
You drove me to soccer, you drove me to school.
You paid for my stitches when I fell off that bar stool.
You pick up my pieces,
Co-sign my subleases,
I'm sure without you, I'd be with the polices.

For my dad, the handyman:

Roses are red,
Chlorine is blue.
Thanks for keeping the pool clean.
I really appreciate it.

For my dad, the sports and pop culture connoisseur:

I love that you watch the Real Housewives
And that you love King of Queens
Those are my favorite shows, too
It's clear I'm of your genes.

We differ though when it comes to sports
I couldn't care less about the Redskins
Honestly, can't we watch the Housewives?
It's the one when Ramona takes on Jill Zarin!

Fine, fine, no no,
We can watch football.
But these nachos and sodas
Are going to be our downfall.

I don't care if you don't want to exercise,
It's for your own good.
We made it together this far,
I need you around for my adulthood.

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