Sunday, November 25, 2012

Fiery End

MAGPIE 145


Photograph courtesy Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales

They said you were comfortable
Once
In your early days
When
You were younger

Everyone wanted a part of you
Sitting
On your sturdy arm  
Wanting
Needing total ownership 

No one was able to have you
Completely
You were aloof icily
Cold
Forever standing alone

I never liked you anyway 
Dark
Just like your owner 
Bonfire
You're joining him



Barbara M Lake ©
Trinidad, WI
November 2012




44 comments:

  1. For some reason it reminds me of a woman... especially of a mother. Everyone wants the woman, wants to touch her and cling to her, but she doesn't want anything to do with it. Perhaps because she was raised to be aloof, and in the end she suffers the same fate as her mother.

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    1. I hadn't thought of it like that but I like your perspective - thank you.

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    1. Thank you and thank you fro your visit.

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  3. oh no- ha ha ha to the "bonfire joining him" Priceless!

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  4. Lovely extended metaphor. Enjoyed this.

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  5. Well done Bee. I must say I do like the seat though.

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  6. looks like those chairs, they used to have in waiting rooms at doctors, they polished them and I could never reach the floor with my short legs and used to slide off ............."bad chair" ...indeed, I enjoyed this one *chuckle*

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    1. It does a bit, doesn't it? And they squeaked!

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  7. ..Too good servant for years to be just left alone and be burned... Sad fate for such a useful thing.. Ancient companion...

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    1. Maybe the reminder of who sat in it was just too much to bear! Thank you and thank you for coming by,

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  8. Oooh Bee! Harsh ... (but well written.)

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    1. Oooh sometimes we need to be harsh - laughing..........

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  9. Poor chair. But for a while in your poem I fancied you were talking about the occupant. The burning of lingering spirits.

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  10. Oh, that is one angry woman. Jealous of the chair - this is deeper than it seems!

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    1. Jealousy could be an emotion here...........

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  11. I love this! So many possibilites in the analogy. Great work here.

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  12. Sheer brilliance Bee! So much to disect in this!

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  13. well done Bee....thanks for sharing this

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  14. Giggle...we were thinking along the same lines this week Bee...

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    1. Yes we were without reading each other first!

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  15. I was in a similar train of thought this time too. Creatively captured!

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    1. It happened to a few of us! Laughing...........

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  16. Terrific - it just sings of 'done'.

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  17. Served them right. Elegant but snobbish didn't do them any good! Nicely Bee!

    Hank

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    1. You're very kind Katherine. Thank you.

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