"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Friday, May 14, 2010

Blue Willow Meals



Blue Willow dishes stacked so high
vested with crumbs of yesterdays pie
who would think that it was the last time
that all would change
that you would die
Now the dishes are silently stacked
into the boxes sadly packed
who would think that it was the last time
that all would change
that you would die


This is a submission to Willow's wonderful theme site
Magpie Tales, #14 about a treasured plate. The link to this
site can be found on the right.

14 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oh, a mournful dirge...yet brilliant magpie!

christine said...

So sad, I didn't guess what was to happen. Loved the line 'vested with crumbs of yesterdays pie..'
Christine

Lynn Hamilton Rutherford said...

What a lovely magpie!!!

Lisa said...

how sad...but that is life. One minute we are eating pie and laughing and the next we are forced to say good pie to that guest...

very simple very beautiful in a mournful way.

Lisa said...

how mournfully beautiful....like the call of a bird who has lost her mate.

Life is so very much like this. One day you are living life and eating pie...and the next you are forced to say good bye to a loved one.

Jingle said...

beautifully written for a sad magpie!

Helen said...

This is a thought-provoking Magpie and well done!

Berowne said...

I liked the rhyme and metre. Very good.

Tumblewords: said...

Poignant piece. Sad and true.

joanny said...

Ringing with truth -- a sad and beautifully told.

Joanny

Alan Burnett said...

Oh this is a sad one indeed. But beautifully written.

Aoife.Troxel said...

Nice rhyme. I know that feeling, of "what happened to yesterday?" and packing boxes.

Lyn said...

Life, it is what it is!! Thank you...

Angie Muresan said...

So sad. Loved it because that's how life is, isn't it?

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