Prickly

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PRICKLY

Dragged out by the feet

Kicking and screaming

That’s how he came into this world

He has lived life like that ever since

Contentious, rambunctious, a ‘my way

is the only way outlook”

Age and lessons learned had little impact

He was who he  was

There was no changing this

PR

2/21/15

MIRROR

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MIRROR

Of all her siblings, she was the one who

Looked most like her father; the spitting

image as a matter of fact. Which was odd

because she felt the least favored.

Her earliest memory was fearing him.

She must wade further into this before

the end of time.

PR

5/23/2014

#6

Cantankerous

PEPPERS

 

CANTANKEROUS

Hated being told what to do

Yet he ended up in this jail for old people

He had gotten no groceries lately

His friend hadn’t  been around a while

He left the apartment to get some food from Margo

Darn door slammed shut

Keys on the table

Margo wasn’t home

PR

5/07/2014

#5

ESTRANGED

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ESTRANGED

feeling at sea had become familiar

her longing would not be quieted

her roots were without depth

like toppled sidewalk trees

revealing an underside left wanting

she lingers in animation craving that lost connection

she was without that inner sense of home that

comes only on returning  after long absences

PR

5/05/2014

#4

Recall

 

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RECALL

Submerged in thoughts a scowl furrowed his brow.

She studied him, wondering where he had gone to.

Wherever it was, he went there occasionally and

he offered no details. She shifted, the rustle

stirred him; with a quick smile the cloud dissipated.

Introspection completed. Where he had been mattered not.

PR

5/3/2014

#3

PLENTY

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PLENTY

Whatever happens to you as a child stays with you.

She had two pairs of shoes, one for church and one

for school. Now a professional, having many pairs she still

 just wore one pair until it falls apart. She is still adapting

to living in the land of plenty.

PR

4/18/2014

PS: I loved that fifty word challenge so much I’m still playing with it!