Monday, 13 July 2015

I'm ready...


Magpie Tales #278


I'm ready

nicely healed black boots
nicely billowing black skirt
nicely fitting black top
and bell sleeves

tokens of my city life
my high value of
style
in motion

however
I'm ready for the next stage

I think

my sensible black hat
over sensible plaits
suggest that this is more
a business journey
rather than pleasure

and indeed

you are so right

I am on my way to
a funeral

out in my childhood
prairie country

the one I escaped
the one I ignored
the one that was 
so meaningless to me
then

but now
my funeral
calls me back

to face old demons
and old values
and maybe find
a few angels
or two

however

as you can clearly see

I missed

my train






 

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12 comments:

DEE DEE said...

lovely take on the prompt

Keith Hillman said...

No doubt the demons and angels will wait for her! Delightful.

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Kutamun said...

But still, this iron ladys not for turning !

Helen said...

A story poem~~ love it.

Elena Sands said...

Determination is what I got out of this as well. Nice write. :-)

Berowne said...

Impressive and quite moving...

purplepeninportland said...

You have created a wonderful tale.

freyawrites.com said...

An entire world created in just a few lines - wonderful!

Sandra said...

lovely images!

I. said...

This is the most engaging, unique take on the prompt I've read. Bravo.

The Blog of Bee said...

Most times, we always go back Nice one!

Tess Kincaid said...

Funeral...your own...wonderful unexpected twist...

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