Wednesday, October 09, 2013

"Lady on the Shelf -- Point of View"

Lady on the Shelf

I am in love.

I'm in love with My Lady, a lady fine.

I too am a lady. I'll have a lovely home,
much better than the sweatshop, a smelly place
with smelly workers, where I was born.

But for now my home is where I sit,
on a pretty glass shelf. And with air
conditioning it isn't all that bad.   

You see, I am a Lady Bug.
A bright and lovely orange and black spotted
Lady Bug. Not your ordinary kind of lady bug,
I am special. I am for sale now, I cost
a whopping 79 Euros. Costing so much,
for sure I will find a good home. 

I will be with the fine lady there.
She will be 'My Lady.'  My future home will be
in that elegant lady's home, tucked in a drawer.
Or better for me and My Lady, I will be on
her special shelf with all of the good smelling things
that fine ladies can have. I am a perfume bottle
in the shape of a Lady Bug, and filled with
one of the finest scents that money can buy.

I am hoping that My Lady will travel often.
That should happen to me since the shelf
I'm on now is at the airport in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Many, many travelers and business people come
through here.  They have money to spend.

When she travels,
My Lady will place me gently in her purse.
My Lady will use me, that was why I was born.
She will tenderly draw some of my innards
to her finger and gently apply them to her ear.
Behind her ears and on her shoulders,
I will make her smell like Heaven
to those who come near.

After I am empty or grown so very old,
My Lady will no longer use me for perfume.
I would hope that our relationship would have grown so dear
that she will have me rest forever on her vanity.
Imagine me, an empty bottle,
displayed then so prominently.
Much better fare than for my cousins who
will be discarded, thrown down
when their usefulness is gone.

I love My Lady already, sight unseen. She is so fine.
Picture and Poem Copyright © 2013 Jimmiehov.
All Rights Reserved

Written today for "Wednesdays with Peggy" at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.  The theme today is "point of view."  Please read Peggy's instructions:

......"Point of view and place are both important elements of poetry and story telling. This time take the point of view of an animal -- let's stretch a bit and make it NOT a dog or a cat. You can even choose an imaginary or mythical animal."
.....I stretched that a bit with my bug, a Lady Bug, a Fine Lady Bug.

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The Woman's Snake -- Limericks

The Woman's Snake;
Two Limericks

A woman encountered a snake
Then it was Hubby, get the rake
Dad got his rake and spade
He raked the snake and prayed
And flayed the snake now in the lake

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A woman encountered a snake
who said, "Of the apple please take"
and promised her the world
Shared with Adam, they whirled,
were gone. God did evacuate

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(an acrostic senryū)

As quick as a flash
Snake like venomous and fast
Pony--Cobra Ford
Photo and Poems Copyright
© 2010 and 2013, 2013, and 2011 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

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Inspired by Mad Kane's Limerick Humor Blog with prompts provided
This week's prompt, "A woman encountered a snake," is found here

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Monday, October 07, 2013

Think Sleep


Thinking tonight
Tonight as I lay here and cannot sleep
I think of what my mother has taught me
I tried to get to sleep by counting sheep
My trouble is there are no sheep to see
When the sandman is saying no sleep yet
 And I'm so tired, I take my mom's advice
She taught me a trick I will not forget
If I really want to sleep shut my eyes

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Pictures and Poem Copyright
© 2013 Jimmiehov.
All Rights Reserved
Shared and listed with
Real Toads, Open Link Monday.
From "Tuesday Two-Shoes"
the October 8th writing prompt words 
are Think and/orSleep.
Josie Said, "Have Fun!" (Link)
Note: We have a couple's marriage story about this. I don't ever remember my mother teaching me but once when I could not sleep Mrs. Jim told me to close my eyes. I acted as if I had never heard or known of this help before. It has been a joke between us for many, many years now. "Oh yes, I must close my eyes."

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