Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Magpie 52 - Freezin'

Tree to house: let me in let me in.
Mumbles: I should never have shed my precious leaves and skin.
Feeling naked and excruciatingly thin
Fall's not the time to drop anythin'.

Naked limbs not even fit to be home to a bug
Hey House! Sittin there all nice and warm and smug
Open up your arms c'mon give me a hug
Ha! Is that the best you got to offer. A shiver, a shrug?

Your one eye winking, mocking my dilemma
I don't have options stupid I'm a tree remember.
Yeah! I know its been coming since late September.
I'm plotting my revenge, I'm wood, I'm thinking the word ember.

I've a good mind to stay unclothed forever.
No shade for you or your inmates, never
No bird-calls from my branches come spring
No comfort for you nuh! I'm not gonna do anything.

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Pat - Arkansas said...

That's a clever take on the prompt, seeing the house from the tree's view. I enjoyed it.

Susannah said...

:-) I loved the angle you took.

Lyn said...

So much fun..but spring will have its way..and then you'll be gorgeous! Beauty is its own revenge!!

~Sarah~ said...

Very creative! I like the little world you weaved. Then again, I always think of trees having personalities.

Emily Young said...

Very fun! :)

120 Socks said...

Clever take on the prompt. If trees could talk, they would make a lot of sense.

Chrissy said...

I absolutely loved this! What a great flow and such a witty monologue!

Trellissimo said...

I've a good mind to stay unclothed forever.
No shade for you or your inmates, never

Poetic justice! LOL

Tess Kincaid said...

This is great. The tree really does look like it's standing there, confronting the house.

Jinksy said...

Poor tree!

Kristen Haskell said...

That was funny. I had a tree like that and I cut him down. I hope he was dead.

Tumblewords: said...

Revenge is such sweet dessert! Great magpie!

Lena said...

Aaaaah! What a delight to incorporate the tree here! A fun, unexpected twist!

Helen said...

Residents as inmates ~~ love that!! Go Tree Go!!

Relyn said...

I love this witty, fun poem.