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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Escaped

“It’ll be a great escape!” said he,
“The sun, the sand, the water, me.
“Come fly out cross the wide blue sea,
“It’s how the winter’s s’posed to be!”

And so I packed my bags and went,
The first two weeks moved like cement,
With problems, rain, that left us spent
I’m sure that wasn’t what he meant.

Then all at once, repairs were done,
And in the sky, the shining sun,
Soft breezes blew on everyone,
So this is what he meant by ‘fun’!

I’ve thrown out all my sour grapes,
Bikini’d my amorphous shape,
Laid back on my warm, sandy drape,
Ahhh. Now it’s truly an escape!


“Come!” Karen said. “Let’s have a ball!”
The rest of us all heard her call,
And madly scribbled, one and all,
While making sense out of the scrawl.

And we present to you our ‘pomes’,
Where we have bared our hearts, syndromes,
Perhaps betrayed our chromosomes,
Now go! And to the others, roam…

Karen of Baking In A Tornado:  Can’t Just Go  
Dawn of Spatulas On Parade:     The Great Escape
Lydia of Cluttered Genius: Escape the Madness

10 comments:

  1. I'm so glad the issues are addressed and you're now enjoying the island. Those first few weeks may not have been fun, but they made for a fun poem, so there's that!

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  2. Love the picture! And as usual, love your wonderful verse.

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  3. I am glad it came good for you. I am longing for cooler weather. Feel free to pack some of our sun in your bags and take it home.

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  4. I laughed and groaned as I recall you sharing the woes of the beginning of the escape. So glad you've been able to overcome and enjoy!
    Spatulas On Parade

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  5. I'm glad to hear that things improved to what they were meant to be! And at least the first couple of weeks made good fodder for a "pome"! :)

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  6. I'm so glad you had a ball, after all.
    (Could I be a poet that don't know it?)
    ;-)

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  7. You go, girl! Disaster has a way of stepping away, at least for a while!!

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  8. Is that you in the picture? With hair so short I thought it was a young lad? I'm glad you are finally having funinthesun.

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  9. Heeheehee! An excellent retelling of your Winter's Tale.

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