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WISDOM SPOKE

foot in a blender skin sliced thin, jagged bicycle spokes spinning how i learned to wear shoes dad’s rottweiler-yelling as mom assesses claustrophobic on commode dinner would get cold cut into throat, nose, neck, spine* red beets** heel to toes ice cold perched and prepared by ER doc; airtight in butcher wrap dinner reheat — words caught in my throat tears freshen glass i gulp t’morrow’s door slams on my son’s thumb it hangs like a loose nail hanging out on the commode i scream the children’s father assesses my son’s sister slammed the door ...on the verge, pindrop suspense i warn my husband not to blame not to shame i carry wisdom in my pocket words to do no harm carry the son, unhinged with tears swaddle his sister with blanket am i better than my parents? i just have a leg up; this time my feet lead me, by example 10/28/2020 *reflexology reference **embarassment

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Date: 11/11/2020 2:06:00 AM
Very powerful ...
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 11/11/2020 4:12:00 AM
Thank you, Kai!
Date: 10/29/2020 4:08:00 AM
It is much easier to let those angry words fly, but I see you have learned your lesson in a variety of mishaps which reminded me of moments in my own life I had forgotten so thank you for this one Kim.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 10/29/2020 5:41:00 AM
Thank you, Caren! We write differently as we grow older, having rolled the experiences around in our head for awhile.
Date: 10/28/2020 9:09:00 PM
This brings me back to those hectic days of falls, bruises and hapless accidents that I had to deal with raising two boys. I get this! Very clever verse with well executed lines..excellent poem, Kim! :)
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Laura Leiser
Date: 10/28/2020 9:10:00 PM
Very entertaining to read, too! :)
Date: 10/28/2020 3:19:00 PM
Brilliant title, brilliant write. It's wonderful when we can actually learn something from experience. Deeply felt, Kim. Healing and Hope, Gershon
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Date: 10/28/2020 8:30:00 AM
A lot of thought in this poem Kim, and questions only you can answer..
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 10/28/2020 9:11:00 AM
Childhood pain...we always seem to go back to it! Blessings, my friend
Date: 10/28/2020 8:10:00 AM
I have figured out what your occupation is Kim, you're a pathologist. :-) I know this, that is some poem. Fine write. Regards - Bill
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 10/28/2020 8:22:00 AM
poet-pathologist by night, library tech by day... Thanks, Bill!
Date: 10/28/2020 8:03:00 AM
Kim..this is poetic-fastic! Unique!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 10/28/2020 8:21:00 AM
Thank you, lovely lady!
Date: 10/28/2020 8:01:00 AM
Accidents do happen. Can't be helped. Time heals. ~~
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 10/28/2020 8:20:00 AM
For sure!
Date: 10/28/2020 7:27:00 AM
That is wise to the bone...Well done
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 10/28/2020 8:00:00 AM
LOL...thanks