APED – Prompt 23: We Forgot How to Laugh

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This poem was written for A Prompt Each Day, a daily dose of inspiration.  For today’s prompt – we were given a phrase (Chalk and Cheese) to inspire our writing.  I originally figured this was one I would pass on (as a phrase, it doesn’t work for me).  However, the words themselves right away reminded me of the cartoons my brothers and I watched as kids.  So, this is what I came up with.

 

Every weekend

We would sit

Tom and Jerry

On tv.

 

A typical

Cat chase mouse

A mouse that wins

And get’s the cheese.

 

Other days

We would sit

Laugh at coyote

And his dreams

 

Endlessly

He’d chase

The Roadrunner

He never learns, it seems.

 

Draws

line in chalk

x marks the spot

and then – it does him in.

 

All his traps

Set with care

But everything fails

He’ll never win.

 

Hopeless abandon

As a child

And fits of giggles

We would share.

 

Yet time has passed

And we’ve grown old

We have found

– to laugh is rare.

 

© S. J. 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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