Monday, March 28, 2011

Microfiction Monday and other Musings

crying out in vain
 “Oh please
just sit upon my lap,
twirl me about.
I promise you
the warmth of my love
& the beauty
of this world”


Isn't that just like life? As we age there is the possibility for some to head towards that place of self pity, of doubt: where one may easily feel "worn out" and unappreciated. But God knows that by turning this mindset around to one not of "what's in it for me" but to one of "how can I be of service to others" our lives can be so enriched indeed.  

Thank you Grandma Goulash for keeping this meme alive!


Dear Jayhawks,

You were just like the ugly stepsisters who show up to the ball only to be upstaged and stunned by the mesmerizing beautiful young Cinderella (VCU Rams) and the way she waltzed through the big dance that is March Madness. 

Stunned as well,
1984 KU Alum aka 5th


Dear Spring,

Thank you for making an appearance last week and showing us the promise of the season to come. But why did you have to leave so soon? Was it something we said or did? Please come back at your earliest convenience. You are missed.

A chilly 5th


Dear Laundry,

Is there any possible way you could fold yourself today? I'd really appreciate it.

A slothful 5th


I will be at Starbucks this evening between 6:45 ad 8:15. If any of my Facebook friends are out there and would like to play, let's plan on getting together and writing another FB tale for Tuesday. Always a good time. Now I am off to go think of a prompt. Make it a great day. 


Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler said...

I'm just the kind of girl that could really make a chair happy. I'll get my book and blankie!

MorningAJ said...

I thought the chair should really be turned to face the sea. I think I'd be perched on the arm just so I could see the view!

On the topic of laundry - I don't mind folding, it's the ironing I can't stand!

Dianne said...

lovely inspiring thoughts

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

well said.
Bless your Monday.

Pat said...

Beautiful poetry! It's a reminder to all of us that as we age we must watch out for self-pity and look for ways to be of service to others.

Have a wonderful week!

Akelamalu said...

The chair sounds very inviting!

Love your take on the pic.

Calico Crazy said...

Your poem makes me want to sit in the poor lonely chair. ~ Calico Contemplations

Anyes said...

Such a lonely chair, how did you know?

Grandma's Goulash said...

My first thought was that old chair needs to be replaced. Now I'm thinking it deserves a place of honor. Nicely done.

Thanks for being a participant in Succinctly Yours.

SparkleFarkel said...

Twirling with my arms outstretched in the middle of my livingroom is many times the perfect medicine for when my daubers are heading south. And, do tell, spinning in a chair would definitely be a nice trade off, every now and again. Great SY take, indeed!

P.S. Was it intentional? That the other part of this stopby can be likened to a Jimmy Fallon's Thank You Note segment? (<--cLiCkY-cLiCkY!) It sooo works for me!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Nice touch with this. I like your explanation and the reminder of being of service to others, no matter our condition. Well done.

Willoughby said...

Your microfiction was superb!

I didn't know that you were the one who made spring go away! I hope it comes back to us soon.

I will try to be available for FB story time!

Brian Miller said...

oh i want to twirl...

was shocked at the jhawks...

my heels let me down as well...ugh

G-Man said...


Liz Mays said...

I'll happy sit there!

Unknown said...

I love your attitude! It should be service not self pity. You're right.

God bless!

Lynette Killam said...

A wonderful poem, and a gentle reminder to exercise empathy every day...just lovely!

Debora said...

Thank you for your inspiring piece. When the chair said, 'twirl me about,' it made me think how often we sit facing the wrong way in life; when their a lovely view in store if we would only twirl around...

Jinksy said...

Twirl me about? What an invitation! LOL

Jennifer said...

lovely post :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

We had a twirling chair just like that growing up (but not the marvelous view).
Hope you're week is good and that the laundry fairy arrives soon.
Cheers, jj

Jannie Funster said...

was it fun at Starbucks? I'd a love to have been there.

And guess what?? My laundry folded itself today, my dishes cleaned themselves, and the broom ran away with the mop -- but after the floors were spic and span.


~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

The chair still has a lot to give, and still lively through your poem..

Raoulysgirl said...

I'm behind (as usual)...but I put in a request for Spring, too. I think she must be screening her calls or something because she's obviously ignoring me. If you get her attention, could you please send her this way, as well??? I'll do the same!!!


Diane said...


Starting a new feature at my blog called The MicroFiction Muse! Please pop in and take a look and hope to see you next week! :O)


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