Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sunday Scribblings: Out of this world

This week's Sunday Scribblings theme is "Out of this World."

Here's what I've got: a bit of verse for a change.

Can pollen survive in zero gravity?
I'm kinda thinking not.
And so, to escape my allergies,
I'm going to be an astronaut.

No more pollen, no more spores--
no more uncontrollable sneezes.
I'm hitching a ride on a rocket
until the onslaught eases.

Of course I'll miss the flowers,
and seeing the verdure of spring,
but, oh, to have one day of peace,
I'd give up 'most ev'rything.

So good-bye earth, and mom, and dad,
good-bye warm sunny days.
I'm not sure when I'll be back,
but for now, I'm off and away.

It doesn't have the smoothest meter ever, but give me a break--my sinuses are killing me this weekend.

7 comments:

Jennifer Hicks said...

i like it...writing about our current state is such a gift of inspiration...i hope the sinus thing eases up!

Greyscale Territory said...

I imagine anything would be out of this world if it means escaping sinus problems!

Interesting write!

Gemma

Miss J said...

oh, I can totally relate! Hope your allergies clear up soon. nice twist on this topic!

dailypanic said...

I thought you might live in the south- here we don't get snow, but in march and April we get a nice yellow coating over everything -
Love the south hate the allergies!

a1ste said...

Thanks for the comment, I also think that walking barefoot on grass is one of the cool pleasures of life.

It has, indeed, a very smooth meter. This poem is so funny and so true. I love the line "I'm kinda thinking not."

Ingrid said...

I loved this! I can definitely relate.

amarettogirl said...

Brilliant!!! ARGGH! The agony of having your respiratory system messed with!! Excellent response to the ss prompt can't wait to read more by you!