Thursday, January 20, 2011

Alphabe-Thursday/Flash Friday: O is for Ordinary

ordinary were days
of ordinary life

obliging, obedient
was ordinary wife

What really happened
within orderly house

overwhelmed by demands
of obstinate spouse

tears shed, not one, not once
no tantrums, no fits…

seeking solace instead
in obscure stash of opiates

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Jenny Matlock

32 comments:

Brian Miller said...

got a light...i mean, nice 55...O my...smiles.

Always Write said...

sadly the light will go out.

I tried my first 55 :)

Alice Audrey said...

That's a recipe for disaster.

moondustwriter said...

Can it get any worse (probably)

glad there are other options (in life)

an excellent 55

Splendid Little Stars said...

oooo.....extraordinarily sad...

Stranger said...

Sad 55 in O. And seems like a story so easy to fall into - she felt she needed to numb what aches perhaps because she couldn't see a way to remove the pain any other way.

G-Man said...

Pollyanna...?
Fantastic!!
This was one of your best ones yet!
Loved your 55..
Thank you for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End..

Belinda Munoz said...

An inside-outside disconnect. And all too true for many, sadly. Great 55.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

bummer of an ordinary life. may her fantasies be better in her opiated world. Better yet, may she find the strength to kick herself out of that life.

Cheryl said...

This one? This one fills my heart.

izzy said...

Sad but true- good one! thanks-

Willoughby said...

This one really makes you think. You never do know what happens behind closed doors, do you?

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

"She goes running to the shelter
of her mother's little helper"

Obscurred opiates occasionally obscure ourselves.

An "O"-kay 55!

Jo said...

ahhhh ... mothers little helpers ...

Pelican Joe said...

Your Husband must be terrible!

Judie said...

Polly! This is terrific! That's all I can say--terrific!

Nessa said...

Another one very well done. I like the sing song rhythm of this. Fits with the numbness portrayed in it.

Cad said...

O...dear!!

Monkey Man said...

SmOkin' 55. I probably wasn't supposed to laugh at your surprise ending, but that's nust me.

Bonnie said...

Very creative!

Mama Zen said...

I am not! Who told you that?

Seriously, an excellent 55.

Fay's Too said...

That is painfully good.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Such an excellent, ordinary poem.
Thanks for sharing!

TALON said...

This was extra-ordinary! :) I loved it.

My 55: BHDS

Lulda Casadaga said...

Can anyone say "Stepford"...nice job!

Jingle said...

eloquently put 55.

Happy Weekend.

edenhills said...

This is a great O poem. So sorry she had to turn to opiates.

Teresa

kavisionz said...

Uh Ohh.. now that's a sad thing to do... but then again, when the (mental) pain gets unbearable, some people find solace in such alternatives.. (sigh)... as long as they don't Overindulge, it's Okay I guess.. :(

A very nicely written 55, my friend.. cleverly done!!

gautami tripathy said...

Out of the ordinary 55!

nutty nuts

myorii said...

Whoa! Totally didn't see that end coming! Great poem! I love your unique way of using poetry to create such incredible stories!

Jingle Poetry said...

Greetings, Happy Sunday! Blessings…

Friendship Awards, Enjoy!
Thanks for the support, You Rock!
xxx

Jenny said...

Polly. You are so outrageously talented! I really love your writing.

And I so often want to take your characters home and take care of them and comfort them.

Perhaps tea served on the patio while watching a beautiful sunset.

You do an amazing job of expressing angst.

Thank you for sharing your outstanding talents with us.

A+

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