Wednesday, August 18, 2010

in a roomful of plates...


why did you get me inside this house-
displayed me with the plates
I am not at home here
outside is what I prefer
I have a permanent grimace
it isn't just a phase
you have placed me in a miniscule space
separation from friends is unbearable
they sit on other shelves
I can't look down from that top shelf
my thoughts stumble and fall
I want to smash this room and break free

"merely a rooster for you, I too have a will"





This didn't come up as I desired it to yet I posted it. I might work on it a bit after some time.

22 comments:

Crystal Phares said...

Good job! Thanks for sharing!

anthonynorth said...

I think we've all felt like that. nice one.

brenda w said...

Powerful piece. It's so oppressive it almost hurts to read. Well done!
~Brenda

Derrick said...

Easy to see how anyone might feel claustrophobic in this environment!

Paul Oakley said...

I like the way you present the view of the imprisoned artifacts. Nice!

pia said...

Next time an object breaks I will try to think of it as freeing!

ThomG said...

I feel the pinch of this.

Dreamer said...

Nice! Like the way you've ascribed feelings to the rooster caught among a bunch of boring old plates :)

Diane T said...

Delightful frustration! Go Rooster, go!

Rumya said...

Poor Rooster, was so caught up there...

Mary said...

I hear this rooster loud and clear. I'd hate to be trapped on the shelf too. Actually even if I were a PLATE I would hate to be trapped on the shelf.

Michael Solender said...

pensive. well done.

asuqi said...

Very original idea, I like it!

irene said...

Wow never took on the perspective of a plate before..

Greyscale Territory said...

The rooster and the plates! Somehow I think of the Ugly Duckling story - a swan trapped in the wrong context! Interesting poem!

flaubert said...

Guatami this is a powerful and hard-hitting poem!
Pamela

Divaa D said...

being imprisoned is not a good feeling for anyone or anything - you captured that fully

Stan Ski said...

Tight, claustrophobic feel to this piece.

Jay Thurston said...

You piece works well with the photo. Definitely an uncomfortably tight space there.

Happy Flower said...

Loved it! Enjoyed, with a giggle, that not all treasures enjoy their new home and would prefer to be in nature rather than symbol of nature confined to cage of a shelf. Thanks for a great poem.

vivienne Blake said...

Your poem made me look at my own dresser, and remove a load of old photos! I hope they're now free.

Vivek said...

This should make a few taxidermists ashamed of themselves