YOLO by Walter J. Wojtanik
THE WOMAN AND THE CHILD by Sheryl Kay Oder
This is a response to Prompt #111.
Today, you are given random nudges, the replies to which will become the pieces to your poetic puzzle.
1. Your mother’s first name: Muriel.
2. A wild animal. Rat
3. A city you’ve never visited, but would like to: Sao Paolo.
4. A hobby: Cooking.
5. A mode of transportation: running.
6. Your least favorite vegetable. cauliflower
7. A “lucky” number: 1,000,000
8. Your favorite color: brown
9. Three random words: Dad, permission,dread
10. Historical event: Revolutionary War
11. A childhood friend: Ted
12. The street on which you grew up: church Lane
On Church Lane my mother Muriel
Loved cooking cauliflower but hated rats
That played hide-and-seek,
Running In the walls and halls of her kitchen
Without her permission – a Revolutionary War
House baited with traps and Mom
Jumping on tables and chairs yelling for Dad
And my best friend, Ted, to send the scary
Brown Scamps to Sao Paolo – far away from
Church Lane where she lived in dread
Until the 1,000,000 brown soldiers were dead.
– Gordon C. Stewart
Chaska, MN (USA)
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