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

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Insanity

Getting Real in an imaginary garden and trying to remember after a night at The Poets Pub...creative challenge.
They labeled me crazy
Put me away
They were serious
I only played

In the ink spots I saw
Wonderful imagery
Of Oz and Disneyland
Christopher Robin's tree

The Wicked Witch is dead
Get outta my head I screamed
Can't you see Toto?
I know life is but a dream

Try to remember
That's what they said
Try to remember
Spill what's in your head

What was in my memory
Did not suit their plan
So Toto and I just sit
Holding (Winnie the) Pooh's hand

30 comments:

Sandee said...

You do these so very well. Yes you do.

Have a fabulous day. :)

manicddaily said...

Yeowch! This has a disjointed sharp feel that goes terrifically well with its subject matter. Thanks so much for participating. K.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Very clever.
And you can hold Pooh's hand, just don't hold poo in your hand.

Brian Miller said...

smiles..i like the blend in of all the childrens tales...feels almost like and out of mind experience...when others dont understand you it is def hard...

Sandra said...

i am caught up looking at the ink blots.. that last one looks like a crazy little batman guy with a turkey like spread tail and 2 orange dogs at the bottom watching the whole batmanturkeytail...

Mama Zen said...

This is a hoot!

Margaret said...

I see Toto in the last image...

You may be certifiably crazy... :) J

Björn said...

AH this was a great read.. and those images are really hard to see.. (but in the last one it was easy)...

Lolamouse said...

I LOVE that you created your own inkblot! Fun, huh? Your poem has just enough crazy to make it unnerving and just enough coherence to let me follow it. Great job with the challenge!

Claudia said...

playing in the ink spots has something so charming - ugh - but so tough if your friends or fam don't understand you...

Jinksy said...

Dotty ink spots? That's crazy! lol

Willow said...

Um ~ Better use the hand sanitizer after that last line .
Sorry just being a bit crazy . ;)

Country Gal said...

Different yet interesting ! That's what makes it so unique ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good week !

humbird said...

Love your version very much! Colors and associations - very nice!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"They were serious , I only played". I love that. Sometimes the one designated by this or that label is the sanest one........at the very least, the most honest. That's how it is in my family!

Helen said...

Delightful Gail!
I am more and more fascinated by the poets' interpretations of Dr. Mouse's inkblots.

Lynne said...

Great Gail . . . love ink blots . . . and interpretations!

Linda Wildenstein said...

love what you do with words....I do, I do. Oma Linda

Ella said...

I love yours!
This is magical and so fun to read!
What did the Dr diagnose you with?!

;D

Jim said...

My worst nightmare, Gail. ;)

Me and Winnie.
..

Panchali said...

Yikes...that was scary! But, very well penned!

Saucy Kodz said...

OK, now I know you're gonna laugh when I say this, but when I first saw the photo/painting, I thought Gail's gone and got herself a fancy pair of underwear and a sweater with cuffs that match????? Then the cat was fine with stones n footsteps around it? My mind, oh where have you gone :)
Hi to TM, Marcy, Andrew, Zander n all, special hugz to Marcy :)

Kathryn said...

Love where your mind took you.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Great poem, I love anything anything a little wierd.
The first ink blot looks like a rabid badger in a football shirt - nuff said :)
Lynne x

LindaG said...

Good one as always, Gail. :-)

too-quiet said...

Ink spots, fairy tales and Disney, I do not think you left out a thing. Person to person perceptions never cease to puzzle me.

mywordwall said...

Lovely. Your poem made me smile. :-)

mywordwall said...

Lovely. Your poem made me smile. :-)

Akila G said...

two prompts nailed! one inkblot to another. very unique!

Terri Buster said...

Very nice- love the last little stanza!~

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