SEVEN CHICKS ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON

We’re seven savvy chicks, soon to be eight.
We write on one Sunday each month
Over pie, peanuts, even haggis,
To prompts while we sip tea and munch.

Whether foul of mood or weather, we meet,
Pens firing reflections onto the sheet,
Heart-wrenching, gut-churning, ofttimes offbeat.
It’s always a welcome retreat.

Take this, for example. Can you guess? Are you stumped?
What object was inspired by this little prompt?

I will run to the edge. That is what I’ll do if I ever get a day off.
That is what I dream of doing every day once the sun has snuggled into the sea.

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 But I have no legs, no feet to slip into shining ruby-red slippers.
I have no ears to hear their patter skip across the table.
Ahhhh,
to sniff a peeled orange
or the rain held captive in dark, rumbling clouds.

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They say it has a scent, rain does.
Yet, how would I know?
I have no nose.

Their bulbous, ogling eyes give me nightmares,

photo (23)especially once I’ve shown them what will come to pass
if they do not choose another road.
I am able to feel great joy, too. 
Not often, though. 
When I do,
it makes me want to roll off the table,
shatter on the ground,
run naked in the wind,

and soar!

 Did you guess the Wizard of Oz’s crystal ball?
I’ll bet you did.

 

 

 

About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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14 Responses to SEVEN CHICKS ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON

  1. I wish I could join you and the other chicks on those Sundays! My crystal ball says that I’ll be in your neck of the woods late January (SF). Hope to catch you then!
    xM

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  2. Vic says:

    nope. I didn’t have a clue.:)

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  3. Vic says:

    but I see it now

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  4. carlpeters says:

    I luv t’line “ofttimes offbeat”

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  5. menomama3 says:

    I’m terrible at puzzles. Totally flummoxed me with this one, too.

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  6. Don Royster says:

    I didn’t guess the crystal ball. I couldn’t get past the haggis.

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  7. Lyn says:

    fooled me completely. But, what lovely blue eyes you have Donna 🙂

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  8. Hi Donna! Sounds fun (your group). P.S. What’s your phone? Could I please call you for advice sometime? I think I’ve got a bit stuck. Thank you. Miss you.

    Jennifer http://www.InspirationIceCream.com

    Sent from Serendipity.

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