Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Beauty Is

Thank you, Jingle and Poets Rally!
I went to look for beauty today
I needed to see that it still existed
After a morning of encounters with ugliness
     foul words spit at innocent people
     a father yelling at his one year-old son
     a long, headache inducing waiting room purgatory
And dates with distress
     too much blood
     that suspicious lump
     one more test
     and just one more, just to be sure
Fled to the grocery for something pretty and tasty
And found the fish wasn't fresh
And the gossip was stale as well
But the kid in the check-out lane cracked a lame joke
And it set us all to laughing
And for a moment
Everything seemed beautiful.

submitted for Thursday Poets Rally, week 39


Marcoantonio Arellano (Nene) said...

Thank you for your little 'pedal in a meadow' it lightens my day therefore there's 'beauty' in that. Beauty sometimes evinces from darkness. Hope your OK?

Christine said...

Humor is the complete elixir of life, pray that you are well today.

Corvus Ven said...

omg, i absolutely adore this!

Lolamouse said...

nene: I'm sure all will be well. Just have to do several unpleasant and nuisance tests over the next few weeks and felt the need to whine over it a bit! Thanks for your concern!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

beauty is under your pen when you are mindful..


Anonymous said...

Nice, cute and funny. Cheers!

Helena said...

Enjoyable piece, Lola. Bless the kiddies. They are the ones who always help cheer you up - although they're oblivious to the little magic powers they use....!

Scott M. Frey said...

a reminder that beauty is wherever we seek it


what a nice piece you've written here!

Anonymous said...

Probably his divine muse nudged at the check out boy to cheer you up.

Anonymous said...

I love how you try to see beauty amidst the not so beautiful things! I love how you create beauty! :)

Olivia said...

It so happens often. Glad your not so good day changed to a beautiful one soon! The usual repeated chapters cease to amuse, something out of the box- however small, does the trick!

Love xox

Dishilicious said...

i guess all the ups and downs also adds beauty to the life doesn't it? :) nicely done.

Other Mary said...

Thank goodness for those little crumbs of joy!

Olivia said...

Strange, I have been trying to post a comment n it keeps failing- let's see!

Olivia said...

I get it- I'll have to press the "post comment" twice-
So here's what I wanted to say-
At times mundane tried out routine sucks, a clever witty but not repetitive stance works!!
Wishing you more of beautiful days :)

Hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

What a great ending! Laughter truly is the best medicine for what ails us all. :) Thanks for this spot of light!

Reggie said...

Nothing special sometimes is all we need.

LeiffyV said...

Ah, the moment we all have when everything seems old and scary just to have a spark of freshness. These are the moments which define life. Great work, thanks for sharing!

Uma Anandane said...

loved your presence of mind...the ending was too good