I have another 3 words given to me by the adorable Gabs over at gabrielablandy. Please go visit this extremely talented writer – you won’t be disappointed.
Her words are Private, Wealth and Sink… I started to have nervous twitches when I first read these, hopefully I have written something… well who knows where my brain went with this. I beg your indulgence.
I stand as thoughts pop from this head
cascade into the eddy, down the kitchen sink
and SWirl and Swirl and SWirl around as I
stand mundanely on the tiles
drying dishes one by one
in private wish for other things
yes peace to the world; no starving kids
that some wealth be shared amongst
the poor ~ bring back Robin Hood in
tights, but there are other things that I’d endorse
no lost pups or pets abused, have no time
for those who judge themselves with
god given rights to mistreat the defenceless
of our world, they can rot in hell
~ you can tell from this, I’m not amused
then my mind goes semi STraight, similar
but not equal to blank, random bits,
the ho-hum bits, round corners ~ no destination
as dishes clunk on stainless steel
there’s a *sigh* a fed up feel, a
don’t plead your case or seek my advice
give me the troubles you have as if I have
none, for I’ll snip them like
parsley that’s meant for the lamb
leave me alone, just go away, LET me be
alone sometimes to spread my wings and
fly from catastrophes, just to hear my breath
and count my toes, play hopscotch on the sand
cartwheels even though I’m old, Hmm who knows
but me and what I want
my childhood ways and lazy days, not
having to think, advise, console
patch up, smooth over and whats more
to slip away back into me, to remember
who I am, not a mother, or a partner
not a confident, or leader, no this
no that, no arguments, no ‘no you can’t’
or ‘yes you should’ sorry what ~ OH
you misunderstood, give me 5 or make it 10
I wonder if this will ever end
take me away, whisk me to paradise
where sun sits in rainbow skies
and sand like problems are brushed away
where the only decision there is to think
is what the hell I’ll chose for my next drink
©jmtacken Sept 2013
Still up for the challenge, if you want to throw me 3 words.
very fed up by the end RM, but you express many pertinent points about modern life, very engaging piece.
It would read as an excellent performance poetry piece.
Ah you honour me with those words dear Summer. The hectic, modern life indeed, if only we could succeed to banish all our cares and woe and say goodbye to get back the ‘us’ we use to be. Thank you for your kind words and I am delighted and humbled by your comments. 🙂
Jenny I really loved this piece. It flowed seamlessly. Great read. >KB
I am quite taken back – thank you KB.
I have a lot of days where I feel like this lately. Excellent piece, Jen!
Thank you sweet thing yes I think we can all relate 😦 🙂 x
wonderful and voices that yearning that we each have for an easier, simpler, stress-free, peaceful place to be. (ps – please order me a margarita, with salt, extra lime, on the rocks)
*smiles* coming right up my lovely and thank you 🙂 xx
I like where you brain went. 🙂
sometimes it’s to the right then the left then straight up the middle, can’t tie it down it seems – thanks S 🙂 xx
You are sooooooo clever, Mumsy! I love it and chose a Bourbon. Lol
Love and many hugs to you. Paula xxxxxxoooo
Or is that Choose? Me bad! xxx
thank you missy 🙂 hugs xxx
Great flow and the rapid change in tones made it an interesting read. So well done.
I too feel like escaping from this world and its problems, but even more so from myself.
your kindness as usual HA means a great deal, escaping from the world required, escaping from yourself… a tad more serious – thoughts are with you.
Perfect visual Mumsy bulding to quite a flourish there… you deserved to have imbibed after composing as I did after reading (had a few like this myself lately) x
laughing out loud thank you, you are getting through them this evening 🙂 Max, yes it was one of those …anything for peace away from drama moments that we all can have. Glad you also imbibed 😉 xx