Wednesday, January 9, 2008

3WW

Here's my contribution to 3WW prompt.

I click the remote like Dorothy clicks her heels.
I swap my station: tired bungalow for haughty colonial.
Bathe in branded bubbles flickering on the screen;

I want to drown in Gossip girls’ pouting lips and
naïve, fair-haired boys who want to kiss my gloss and glitter.

14 comments:

paisley said...

they will... just let 'em have a key to the "haughty colonial"........

tumblewords said...

How clever this is - love the way you've used the prompt - each line is perfect! Love the gloss and glitter finale!

Christy said...

Susan

loved how you used these three words, strong from start to finish. Much enjoyed!

pjd said...

love the ruby slippers reference as it brings the poem home (so to speak)

January said...

What a great opening line, and the poem delivers all the way through.

Very cool

Heather Kathleen said...

black eyed susans. my most favorite wild flower. strong, beautiful and able to withstand whatever nature throws at them.

you did the prompts proud. i too, loved the reference to the ruby slippers and am looking for my pair. they were right next to my magic carpet shoes...

gautami tripathy said...

I read it twice. Awesome!

TC said...

hahahahaha

pia said...

Wonderful. Strong and defiant

Serena said...

I am sorry I don't really understand poetry well. I think I can only understand the last verse if the whole thing is one poem.

It sounds beautiful, the words and all, it is me who is a little dense when it comes to poetry.

Thanks for welcoming me to Three Words Wednesday. I appreciated it. :D

Serena

BB said...

I like your way with words Susan ~ I look forward to reading more of your blog :)

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Each line carried its weight, what a great poem.

Michelle Johnson said...

To be that young again and have all those flirtatious kisses. What wonderful images you have put forth here in your writing. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend.

susan said...

Thanks all. Bummer, I was hoping the irony was clear. Given the tone of my pieces I didn't think I'd come off as praising these girls.