Sunday, February 08, 2015

all in a day's work....

Action Figures by Edith Vonnegut
I emit anger
and look like a clown
half naked with a vacuum cleaner

still it does not instill fear
in my kids,
rather burst into fits of laughter

they throw their fleece jackets,
now buck naked
they fly around my head

sound of broken glass
fill my head
I tumble drunkenly

slick like a seal,
one kid hugs me
another smiles gleefully

"our cat has a wounded look
why?
because it has missed all the fun"


32 comments:

Strummed Words said...

I like your take on the prompt and the humor in it.

Gillena Cox said...

it started off all intense, then you broke me into smiles

(◕‿◕。)

have a nice Sunday

much love...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Funny or perturbing? thankfully, her kids chose laughter.

rkgaron said...

Excellent!
ZQ

Björn Rudberg said...

Sometimes housework can be a real bad thing you got me smiling here.

Kathe W. said...

hilarious fun! Thanks for the giggles!

Tom said...

cats just wanna have fun!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Delightful response to this wacky but sweet picture.

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

And what fun the cat missed!

Mary said...

Ha, I enjoyed picturing the scene you wrote in your poem. Made me smile.

(Hope you will visit the poets who visited you here at Poetry Pantry.)

Berowne said...

Lively and quite entertaining.

Mary said...

Hope to see that you visit the above people from Poets United who took time to comment on YOUR blog. We all like comments as much as you do and enjoy being reciprocal. Thanks.

Grace said...

Hello, this is a lovely work ~

However, I will be deleting this from Real Toads link as it doesn't follow our prompt ~ Thanks for your support ~

Catie Mead Williams Handcock Robinson said...

tight and witty lines.

have fun.

laynie Gosney said...

sick like a seal,
which tickles me a lot.

Maggie Patti Barbara Frankford-Shapirol said...

playful imagery.

Rommy said...

You really got chaos of a household with small children in this!

Helena said...

Ha ha....that's cool! Cat's don't like missing all the fun!

Karen S. said...

Purr-fect! poor sad little cute kitty cat, jump in and you can play too!

Karen S. said...

It's so funny too because in the entire work of art the cat seems to be the most normal of all!

Tess Kincaid said...

I miss the days when my children hit me like seals...wonderful write...

G L Meisner said...

Great take on the painting for inspiration.

Abigail Michael Boyle Blount Fallin said...

nice.

keiths ramblings said...

Thoroughly enjoyable!

Skylar Whetstone Hayley Bollag Romney said...

powerful.

Roxanne Burns George Arrington-Hans said...

shake off sadness, and instill some power to move on,
that's natural reaction.

Kora-Leah Meet Faust Wilson said...

nice one.

Jeanne Elena Owen-Mihaltses Henneberry said...

very nice way of juggling life's ups and downs.

Megzone said...

aaww.. sorry but I found this one cute!! :D
a wonderful take on the prompt!

Marcie Barack Lankford Ramsey Constantin said...

powerful.

Christopher Kerry Scott Sophie Johnson said...

wonderful.

Madeline Terry Camille Nat Brownback said...

smart words.