a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mag 117...The Meal

A weekly writing challenge from Tess with no rules.
Flex your imagination muscles and join the fun.
The Meal by Paul Gauguin


Three children sat at their table
No forks nor spoons nor ladles
The knife still lay
Pointed their way
Parents lay dead near the cradle.

23 comments:

Grace said...

What a chilling and horrifying scene ~ Nice one ~

Tracy said...

WOW! I wasn't expecting the last line....

Mama Zen said...

Outstanding!

Hannah said...

Deliciously dark!! I love your blog layout~so cool!! Smiles!

Laurel's Quill said...

Holy (*&%^@^! Gail...whoa, that's dark! Great poem!

SaucyKod said...

OOOOOOh, GREAT DARK POEM - luv it !

Yvonne Osborne said...

You sure caught me by surprise! Chilling. That knife seems to be front and center.

Laurie Kolp said...

Oh, my goodness!

Brian Miller said...

ha. now that is gruesome....i like the knife pointing at them as to lay blame....

Irene said...

That's a whole new interpretation of that Gauguin painting. It would put the art world in an uproar. Well done, Gail. Very chilling. xox

Dreaming said...

Interesting. I looked at the picture for quite a while, deciding how I might respond to the challenge. I wasn't sure why the children had such strange looks, perhaps even horrified, on their faces. You certainly addressed that aspect!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

The Middle Child did it!!


Good one, Gail!

~Lisa

Karen S. said...

Oh no! tell me they didn't do it!

Patricia said...

It's been a year since I've blogged and much has changed...I remember this was one blog I followed faithfully, and hope to again. You are on FB?

Trellissimo said...

Not your usual bedtime story for kiddywinks! :)

Sue said...

Now, that packs a punch!

Well done, Gail.

=)

Nezzy said...

Oh glory girl...your DARK side is showin'! Heeeheehhee!!!

At first I thought it sounded like lunch at Geek Son's and the Latin' Lovin' Hillbilly's yesterday with salad and no forks but we had no dead bodies! Heeehehehe!

Enjoy your week sweeite!!! :o)

Lyn said...

I needed that chill! What an imagination!!

thingy said...

Holy Moly, that was chilling. Fantastic.

Linda said...

Typically, limericks are funny or satirical. Your limerick here is surprisingly dark and horrific. A creative twist on a popular style of poetry, Gail. Thank you for sharing this unique write. =D

Helen said...

Love it when poets head in a totally different direction ... great job.

LindaG said...

Wow.
Good job, Gail.

Tess Kincaid said...

Dark...unexpected jolt at the end...

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