Wednesday, July 28, 2010

winds of change

yesterday harsh ribbons of sunlight
slashed across my skin
I endured the heated abuse
more due to lethargy of getting up

today my skin is mottled
from one end to the other
along with that my stomach cramps
hit a high and then lower

tomorrow, I promise myself
I will be as good as new
give up on my laziness
and let the night air cool me

hatred for my peeling skin
will disappear in no time
I will write it all down to the last letter
how I love having a title of drama queen!

19 comments:

mark said...

My wife is feeling much the same, even though her sunburn is now two weeks old. She is peeling again...

Nice job.

anthonynorth said...

Nicely done, as always. Sounds painful.

Derrick said...

We love to soak up the rays without thought to the aftermath!

oldegg said...

You are allowed to be a drama queen having to endure a bout of sunburn. Hopefully by now the worst is over.

Pale I will stay, I won't risk being burnt again. Enjoyed the visit.

Stan Ski said...

I know just how painful it can be...
Subtle merge of prompts.

barbara said...

I got a good chuckle from the ending. We really do revel in our small miseries

Thomma Lyn said...

*grin*! Good one. I'm sorry you have a sunburn. I hope you feel better soon.

Jack said...

Gautami,

Read all pending poems. Each one is so good. I liked the one on time the best.

Take care

Ramesh Sood said...

I loved the last line most. Gautami.. loving to be a drama queen.. difficult to digest.. well.. a beautiful poem once again.. it appears to have got woven effortlesly as usual.. you appear to be just picking up threads fron the air...

vivienne blake said...

Sorry about the sunburn, but the story was well worth the telling in this poem.

Lorraine said...

winds of change ...too damn fast...I like this Gautami

Tilly Bud said...

Interesting direction you've gone in. Hope you feel better soon.

Leo said...

good one.. sounds painful tho..

K said...

I like the light touch at the end. Drama queen.

This person could also me pregnant or on chemotherapy.

Nicely written.

shail said...

Good one :) You do have a way with words!!

Jingle said...

well said.
life is a learning journey...

one more believer said...

interesting rhythm this weaving...

sage said...

Sounds like it's been hot, like where I am currently (Las Vegas), but hopefully, as in the poem, it cools some at night.

Aila said...

Gautami, im in delhi now and will have a kathak performance tomorrow, monday august 2 at kamani at 7 pm. would be wonderful to meet you!!! hope u get this message on time.