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

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Collector...Saturday Centus

Jenny Matlock at Saturday Centus leaves us a sweet little challenge.  This week I'm "pushing the envelope"


THE COLLECTOR

The first had names of months
Like a calendar of cries
Like a calendar of lies
They left me lacking, wanting more

Ran outta months so I chose days
My week of cries
My week of lies
They left me lacking, wanting more

Winter, Summer, Autumn, Spring
My seasons of cries
My seasons of lies
They left me lacking, wanting more

Thirty days hath September…April June and November
My year of cries
My year of lies
They left me lacking, wanting more.

All the rest have thirty-one
My proof of cries
My proof of lies
My book is full…I am done
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9 comments:

Josie Two Shoes said...

Excellent, I really liked this! The older we get the more aware we become of our lives, the passing of time, what we've had and what we never have time for. Yes, too many lies and too many sighs, some bittersweet goodbyes, but then there are the other times worth remembering. :-)

Sandra said...

my verse for your poem
my years are now at 68
the calendar months fesl like they flip daily
and i know that I want MORE

Days and months that is. I like this poem a lot, yours not mine

Dreaming said...

Well done! Loved it!

Sue said...

Oh, that picture gave me such a turn, and I loved the creepy twist.

;)

Kara said...

the days do seem to go by so very quickly!!

Lynne said...

I was all over the place . . . no lie . . . .

Irene said...

Oh, I liked this. How did you get so clever? I think the luxury of retirement is filling your head with all sorts of good ideas. There is creativity now where there used to be stress. The loud noises are being replaced with lovely sounding musical notes. Yes Virginia, there is life with a pension. xox

Karen S. said...

Wow, I totally was amazed at how my thoughts for this lovely piece could turn in a complete other direction once I saw the image! Very awesome read!

Jenny said...

Holy my goodness!

This was good.

Powerful!

I really, really enjoyed this post.

I could feel the pain in the words.

Geez.

This was really a WOW for me!

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