Sunday, June 26, 2011

Taking Charge


Sorry my Saturday Centus is the Sunday variety this week. (We got in pretty late last night from our road trip to Irvine, and my brain was on the blink.) As you can see, Jenny Matlock is up to her old tricks again. This time, we have no more than 60 words to turn the prompt into some kind of cogent story. Talk about word economy! And there's no better form for word economy than a poem, right? (The prompt is in red.)

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Taking Charge
©2011 Susan Noyes Anderson


Dear John:
You’re gone.
Life goes on.
On and on.

Take a jet.
Don’t fret.
You can bet
I’ll forget.

Too bad.
So sad.
I’m the best
you’ve had.

You lack.
Stay on track.
I’ll be fine.
Don’t look back.

Too late.
Won’t wait.
Leaving me
sealed your fate.

That’s a wrap.
No recap.
No more us.
No more crap.

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23 comments:

BECKY said...

HA! LOVE it! Sue, you are so clever and talented!! I'm so glad I can say you're my friend!! :)

yaya said...

Wow, written as if you've been there? But then, haven't we all? Best use of 60 words I've read! Good job!

Grandma Honey said...

Whoa. Now that would be a great Dear John to send back after being jilted.

I once wrote a poem on this subject when I was a teenager...wish I could find it. I think it was the only poem I ever wrote. :)

Anna said...

Wow! What a poem! What a wordsmith!
Well done!
Best wishes,
Anna
Sanna writes to John Tell-Anna's SC wk 60

Judie said...

Sue, OMG! This poem is soooo cool!! You win the prize, my dear!!

Jo said...

so to the point. You are such a wordsmith!

cj Schlottman said...

Sue, Baby, you are The Bomb! I so needed the belly laugh this smart and stylish post gave me.

Namaste..........cj

Stacy Crawford said...

That is funny! Been there before, glad it's not with my hubby!

Nonna Beach said...

Superb Job Sue !

No nonsense, to the point, leaves no room for questions and "poof"...it's over...I love it !!!

Tgoette said...

Sue that was a treasure! I want to nominate you for Blogger Laureate or something because you are just amazing! Brilliant!

Laraine Eddington said...

Nice and sassy.

Brian Miller said...

whew...way to tell him straight...lol...fun write sue!

Dazee Dreamer said...

ha. good for her. tell that &&(*&)(&(*&^* how it's going to be. loved it.

Karen Mortensen said...

Cool. Direct and to the point.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I'm literally laughing out loud! You'd be so gratified if you could hear me!

Lynette Killam said...

Hah...well done, Sue! Your heroine and mine clearly have zero tolerance for loser men...thank goodness I have one of the good ones...LOL.

Rek said...

love this...a fitting reply to a wayward errant man.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great attitude! Loved your poem. laurie

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

HA!! I love it!!! So long John! :)

Amy said...

Oh how I have missed you, Sue! I love this poem. You are very surprising, you know that, don't you?

Darlene said...

Short, sweet and altogether funny.

Purvi said...

Neat, smart, clear-headed, straight forward, well rhymed. :)

Jenny said...

You just kill me, Sue!

Well, not technically kill as in you're gonna get charged with First Degree...

but...you know...KILL me!

I'm gonna save this in case I ever have to dump my husband.

What totally classy brush off!

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