Wednesday, August 24, 2005

A little less serious

Sometimes it's great to let go and just play around. Have a little fun. Write something silly, goofy, or unexpected. Don't take yourself seriously. Go for the smile or the wink instead of the knowing nod. When was the last time you wrote something just for the fun of it, not thinking of polishing or publishing? Feel free to post your own silliness here.

A Folkshine Fable

The old woman was evicted from the shoe for not paying rent
but she had the money. She was waging a protest,
her and her seventeen children, dirty little ragamuffins
in tie-dye and jerusalem cruisers, selling pop-rocks
on the street corner to get the kindergarten set high.
She’d just braided her greying hair, weaving in daisies
from the field behind the coliseum
where the professional wrestlers play death daily,
when they came for her, the king’s men
on their silver and black Harleys, rumbling
up like Ghengis Khan’s horde. Tucking brats
under each arm, they hauled the whole clan
off to the shantytown behind Peter’s pumpkin
patch, where Humpty Dumpty’s decaying carcass
lay as a warning to those who would rather not conform.


Nigela said...

I like this, Sharon. Very creative and it put a smile on my face.

P. A. Moed said...

What fun, Sharon. Perfect timing for the end of the summer before all the "seriousness" starts up again. School, homework, etc. Sigh!

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Thanks Nigela! Glad I made you smile : )

Patti- thanks! We are eagerly anticipating the start of Emma's first year of grade school. She can hardly wait and I'm wondering how I'm going to cope without her here every day. It'll be strange, just me and Kate. Much quieter, I'm sure. Maybe I'll get more writing done (trying to look on the bright side here).

P. A. Moed said...

There is a bright side. These small steps towards independence will make you proud. The hard part is figuring out how to let go!!

Patry Francis said...

Yes, this was fun.

I can't wait to read all the wonderful things you will write in your new quiet.