It is August and so Jane is doing : a chain of images each one suggested by the last word in the preceding poem. They’ll be short, a single image of just a few lines. It will be interesting to see where it ends up by the end of the month.
Kat will be doing short 3,4, or 5 line poems no syllable counts of rhymes, starting with the word ‘August’ on the first day. The last word of the poem will be the first word of day two’s poem, and so on until the end of the month.
Finally I shall be doing all types of poetry but each poem will start with the last word in the preceding poem.
Today’s poem is a play on Lady Macbeth’s speech from the Shakespearean play Macbeth. Losely Shakespearean Dialogue. With a tip of hat to Geoff at TanGental.
Out out damned spot
Have I scrubbed you or not.
My fingers raw and bleeding
I think some bleach is what we’re needing.
Out, out damned spot
What is this stain we’ve got
You have been through the machine twice
Do I have to do you thrice
Out, out damned spot
I am so stressed about your blot
I have had enough, so get thee to a bin
I care not if to waste is a sin
Out, out damned spot
My nerves are shot!
You may have me today
But it was you who got thrown away.
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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31 thoughts on “August Stanza 25”
Bravo sis! That was great!!! 🌸🌸🌸
Thank you Sis , I thought I’d have a go at being a Bard! 💜💜
You did fantastically sis 💜
Thank you 💜🌹💜💜
Woof, Willow!! Wow!👌
Thank you and Luna 💜💜💜
Woof welcome!! 🤗
Thank you 💜
That was a fun one!
Thank you I did enjoy writing it💜💜
Wow great job Willow
Thank you Sis I do try 🌹🌹
I enjoyed this clever poem, Willow – love it! ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you Betty it was fun to write 💜💜
Oh golly – Geoff’s got a rival for his share of the market!
Oh! Not really he is so good at re working poetry! 💜 But I hope you enjoyed my effort! 💜
Those damned spots!
A wonderful poem with shades of the “Scottish” play…
Yes indeed that is where I took my inspiration from 🌹
I looooove that play.
It’s one of the best isn’t it 💜
💜 most certainly!