Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Out of the Standard Challenge


 Sister, Do You Love Your Brother?
 
Awake, he didn’t know since when
Half dressed, bathroom duties called him
But when he flushed all Hell began
Water was gushing everywhere
 
He tried to shut the water down
Pulled the thing off the wall instead
Water stopped, why he didn’t know
‘Twas his sister’s house, should he tell?
 
Next he knew it was time for school
Raining now, polished theme was due
Half mile, sister wouldn’t drive him
Walk in rain? No way, he’s retired
 
Leaving now, water everywhere
Too deep in spots, detours abound
Call his sister? He may come back
And hope she’d forgiven his mess
 
(Soft alarm) "Ring" (Louder) "Ring, ring"
(Very loud) "Ring, ring." . ..  I was 'he'.

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Photos and Poem Copyright, © 2014 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

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Today I'm linked with at the Real Toads, Out of Standard (link)
 
Izzy's Real Toad post today was entitled, You could have done better....Out of Standard (link--same as above).  Her challenge instructions were short and direct, "Write a poem or piece of fiction which encapsulates a lie you could have told better."  The above is all a lie, it is a dream I had early this morning, just before I woke up.  I left out a lot, and embellished some a bit. 
 
There was water still coming when the scene changed to leaving for school, from the bottom pipes and from the wall cabinet above.  We weren't headed for school when Sis said no ride, but rather were trying to leave for our home.  Seemed the whole world was flooded.  My dream didn't get us back to her house but we were thinking about that. 
 
Seems a lot of my dreams about my missing either a class or a day at the University of Nebraska (I at one time had a recurring dream like this) .  I did miss a lot of classes because I was someplace playing chess instead.  Maybe that's why I dream these kind of dreams.

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9 Comments:

At Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:10:00 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Tall tale is closely related to lying! This seems funny now, but if even a piece of it happened--poor panicky little one. (Except I would be furious he didn't get me to clean it right away.)

 
At Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:17:00 PM, Blogger Helen said...

I think I would have preferred your dream to the dream I had early this morning ~~ truly terrifying. And what I deserve for watching the season finale of HBO's "The Leftovers" before turning in!

 
At Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:25:00 PM, Blogger Hannah said...

I like to read dream meanings...here's one for water: http://www.astrology.com/dreams/water-flood/2-d-r-154640

 
At Thursday, September 11, 2014 4:39:00 AM, Blogger Karen said...

Water dreaming. Did you wake in a wet bed? ;-)

 
At Thursday, September 11, 2014 2:23:00 PM, OpenID grapeling said...

so busted ~

 
At Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:33:00 PM, Blogger Other Mary said...

What an awful feeling! I hate dreams like that.

 
At Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:28:00 PM, Blogger Grace said...

I had one of those dreams too ~ Luckily it was never about flooding or getting water messing the place ~

 
At Friday, September 12, 2014 7:10:00 PM, Blogger audrey` said...

I've recurring dreams too, Dr & Mrs Jim :) The most common one is about the bathrooms in the university hostel.

 
At Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:49:00 PM, Blogger Isadora Gruye said...

Ah, very creative spin to my challenge, Jim....once again you bring to the page, a story woven so tightly, I find myself wanting to read more. Well done and viva la!

 

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