Sunday, March 20, 2011

Reminder


Photo By James Rainsford - for One Shoot Sunday @ onestoppoetry.com







Because of a knock on my door
From a stranger delivering bad news,
Because of necessity
And unwanted promises,
Because of failed attempts to conform
To normalcy,
Because I had no other choice than
To put on clean clothes and face the intimidation of corporate intimidation,
Because I needed help,

Did I realize that all would be well.

Instantly, when I began to doubt,
A pigeon swooped down and smacked me on the head to remind me to forget and smile.

Laughing like a fool I sang.

For One Shoot Sunday @ Onestop Poetry

21 comments:

  1. I like your take on the picture, good one.

    Anita.

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  2. The idiosyncracies of too dark seriousness in life are beautifully captured in this poem!

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  3. a pigeon holed account of change of paradigm. good..

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  4. ha. laugh on...lifes too short to waste it under a dark cloud...

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  5. Such a great build up of tension to remind us of the importance of moments of levity, as well as not to take ourselves so seriously all the time. Great challenge response!

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  6. It's amazing to see how many very different takes there can be on one image. This is intriguing indeed. The final line reminds me of the eclectic work of e e cummings. Thanks for sharing this. James.

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  7. yeah - laugh and sing on...love your take on the prompt..

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  8. ..oh and...nice to meet you - think i'm first time on your blog..like your style of writing nathan

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  9. Poor thing, he's going to be a while chasing dreams of normalcy! Really compelling words my friend!

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  10. Cheers, thank you all for your comments!

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  11. so true, nature has a way of leveling the playing field of life. Nicely done.

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  12. Thank you also for the good laugh! :)

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  13. Wonderful response, I adore it!

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  14. fun take..
    lovely done.

    A++

    keep smiling.

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  15. cute! here's mine.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/paper-scribbles/

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  16. awesome finishing lines...
    here's my piece if you wanna check if out :)
    http://belladonna23.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/body-language/

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  17. I laughed...needed it.

    JP

    http://tasithoughts.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/angel-wings-and-forked-tongues/

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  18. Very nice rhythm to your piece. I love the last line!

    ~laurie

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  19. This is really nice, human poetry in motion. I dig!

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