Friday, October 7, 2016

Pinch Me. Please.

Do you ever feel a bit unmoored by life? What is it YOU do to get fastened down again? I generally like to vent, often in a poem. An example is this latest poem of mine, where I decided venting in sonnet form might be an interesting move. Hope you have some fun with it. I did.


©2016 Susan Noyes Anderson

Perhaps I've slipped the bonds of earth too soon,
or maybe I have simply loosed my grip
and orbited, a rather ghastly trip
that leaves me somewhere underneath the moon.
The dish has run off with my errant spoon.
No cow in sight, and yet a pirate ship
encircles me, my erstwhile dreams to strip,
bursting my bubbles with a mean harpoon.
I am no novice to the fractured dream,
the fairy tale that twists when it should turn.
My storyline's been split at every seam.
Release the purloined keyboard. Press return.
Or better yet, skip to the final scene,
where all is well and nothing left to learn.

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13 comments:

Mish said...

I like this whimsical sonnet and the lighthearted approach to your vent. Enjoyed the visual of the pirate ship..."bursting my bubbles with a mean harpoon". Thanks for joining in!

LeAnn said...

Oh my gosh Sue; I can relate to this one. You do have a way of bringing out thoughts that reflect real life moments. I am actually chuckling on this one. Hug for you dear friend!

brudberg said...

What a wonderful dreamy state to just fly away for a while.. that's just what writing is about.

Grace said...

A very delightful read that leaves me smiling Sue (including the title) ~ Thanks for sharing with us at D'verse~

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such a wholesome and delightful read ❤️

yaya said...

The past month my sister and I decided the universe has tilted and made life a bit dizzy for us...and your poem says it well! Love it! Have a good week Sue!

scotthastiepoet said...

Playful write Sue - with clever juxtapositions... WithBest Wishes Scott www.scotthadstie.com

kaykuala said...

the fairy tale that twists when it should turn

Like this line Sue! Yes, why should a fairy tale be accepted as given. Perhaps some drama could make it more interesting!

Hank

Grandma Honey said...

So creative you are Sue! This one reminds me of that saying that goes something like this: Not to spoil the ending, but all's well in the end.

Karen Sue said...

I like the term fractured dream, as life seems to be so 'different than the plan' lately

Gail said...

Hang in there...I've heard it gets worse...teasing.

Blessings.

Splendid Little Stars said...

so well spoken! Life seems a crazy dream at times when we are in an orbit we didn't fashion. (Do we ever?) But hang on! Evade the dangerous pirate harpoons!

liv2write2day said...

I can relate to this, Susan. Especially enjoyed this line: I am no novice to the fractured dream.
But I hope and believe that therein lies the source of our creativity.

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