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

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Clowns and Dolls


clowns and dolls 
fill the stairwell
another burst 
of  frantic work
unplugged
vacuum emits no sound
wrapped in fleece
i seal glass
inside my wound
attempting to instill
values and ethics
i corral the cherubs
with resignation
we dress for the day
to tumble through
clowns and dolls
filling the stairwell 
Action Figures by Edith Vonnegut
for
Combined prompts

23 comments:

Terri B said...

You've described a young mother's day perfectly. Have a wonderful Sunday!

PirateGunn said...

Great verse!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good luck teaching those kids to vacuum!

Gillena Cox said...

"i seal glass
inside my wound"

one tough Mom!!!
Have a nice SUnday

much love...

Sandra said...

thank you Madame Stephen King.. for the conjuring of the evil clowns... now i am wondering why she has flip flops on and naked as a jay bird..

flaubert said...

Enjoyed your use of the words. However, dolls and clowns terrify me.

Pamela

LindaG said...

This was a weird one.
Have a blessed week, all!

Brian Miller said...

i seal glass inside my wound to instill values and ethics...i am particularly glad i do not have her job...but having boys of my own...and not being a bum on the couch, i understand her job...smiles.

Kathe W. said...

excellent- very well done!

Tom said...

hadn't noticed the unplugged vacuum. oh well, work to be done elsewhere, alas

C.C. said...

Oh, a mother's wounds are many when she determines to teach her children things of lasting importance.....but the scars are worth it in the end. What a beautiful and meaningful response to such a challenging photo prompt!!

Lynne said...

Not sure how you do it . . . but,
YOU DO!

Berowne said...

Provocative and beguiling, both.

Saucy Kodz said...

WOW, truly well done......clap,clap,clap :)

Jae Rose said...

The image that stood out the most for me was sealing the glass in the wound...does it make it more visible..or harder to heal...a clever and thoughtful poem

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, another day (this glass is strongly sealed) for her indeed, my mind reads between each line, clever work, and thankfully you dressed her! Hehehe!

Karen S. said...

Unless, hehehe that is how she dresses for the day!

Rommy said...

I love that it begins how it ends...nice touch!

Helena said...

Really enjoyed this - quite a neat incorporation!

Karen S. said...

I also like a word (not on your list but yours) i corral the cherubs, as only a good mother can do!

Keith's ramblings said...

Powerful vacuum cleaner - seemed to have sucked up her clothes! Nice one.

Kutamun said...

Like a domestic "2001" ...fastidious but gorgeous star child

Anita said...

Great take with combined prompts :)

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