One legged goose to ... ― Day 19 of NaPoWriMo 2015
Karin Gustafson choose our writing prompt today. She said, "... my prompt for today is the idea of half. There are many ways to think of half: half is better than none. Split the baby down the middle. (Yikes!) Your better half, your other half, your lighter half, a half of a conversation, a pie, or cantaloupe." And then she showed us a picture of her half tree.
I have picked through my pictures until I found five fairly decent ones showing a half of something, or I think it might be a half. Then I guessed the worth with only half of the object there now. You can guess too, yours might be better than mine. It is fair to click on the picture to make it larger. Some get larger still if you click again.
Half is better than none, or so they say
Others will argue, "It's all or nothing."
So I'll tell you what I have been thinking.
It all depends. On what's been divided.
Half a goose, about as good as a whole.
Especially if half's a missing leg.
My friend lost a sandal, still had one left.
What good is it having only one shoe?
If you're a bird and have half an island.
It's still an island, only half as large.
And if you are a dog with half a flea.
Then the flea is dead and can't bite at all.
Or if your building is only half there.
The rain will come in, worthless ruins.. . . _ _ _
Photos and Poem copyright © 2015 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
I am linked with Karin Gustafson at Read Toads, Going Halvsies! (19th Day of April)
and NaPoWriMo 2015, both for Day 19 of National Poem Writing Month
What my 2013 pictures are, top to bottom: (click on them for larger size)
1. Hyde Park, London, on a hot July day
2. a clever door stop at a shop somewhere in London
3. Regent's Park, London, Karen, KP, and I rented a peddle paddle boat
4. a not too mangy dog in Istanbul, Turkey
5. the Acropolis in Athens, Greece