Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday Stealing: Let's Pretend

Sunday Stealing: Let's Pretend

1. What is your middle name?

A. Puddin' 'n' 'tane. Ask me again, I'll tell you the same.

2. What is your favorite color?

A. Answer me these questions three, 'er the other side ye see. Blue. No. Green.

3. What’s your lucky number?

A. Eight. No, six. Damn.

4. Do you have any pets?

A. I have 70 cows. Moo. Moo. Moo.

5. Where are you from?

A. I am from the green banks of Ireland,
from kettles filled with 'taters
and Celtic blues sung softly to the stars.

I am from the cabins of Virginia settlers,
folks who ventured to a new world
with only a Bible and a banjo.

I am from mothers with fey dreams
who know you're dying long before you do,
and from fathers who drink first,
fight later, and leave bloody prints
on the shores of their wives' beaches.

I am from a reverend who owned
whore houses and from grandparents
who set the West Virginia woods afire
while they made love.

I am from Mother Mary and the Mother Goddess
and Jesus Christ on a stick. I'm from the Shenandoah,
the slow-moving creek, oak trees and blackberries,
peaches and wine.

I am from the fires of World Wars and from spindles
that made thread, and needles that wheedled
thread into cloth that shone like gold.

From all this and more, am I; I am from black dresses,
red hair, cancers and heartache, from tombstones
and graves and moonshine whiskey
made from copper pipes.

My line stops with me; my womb yawns
like an empty cavern, barren and fruitless,
nothing will come forth to let another know
the necessity of the past,
to make it her own, to say to her,
"This is where you're from."

6. How tall are you?

A. Five foot two, eyes of blue, and she's only 22! (Not.)

7. What shoe size are you?

A. 7W

8. How many pairs of shoes do you own?

A. I have no idea. Mostly they are sneakers.

9. What was your last dream about?

A. Something to do with ripe tomatoes and dragons.

10. What talents do you have?

A. I can see the future and offer up information that is wise and correct, but no one listens to me, for I am the reincarnation of Cassandra, forever offering up accurate prophecy that no one believes.

11. Are you psychic in any way?

A. I knew you were going to ask that question.

12. Favorite song?

A. Polk Salad Annie.

13. Favorite movie?

A. The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

14. Are you religious?

A. I am spiritual.

15. Have you ever been to the hospital?

A. Many times over.

16. Have you ever been in trouble with the law?

A. Not really.

17. Have you ever met any celebrities?

A. Lots of politicians.

17. What color socks are you wearing?

A. White. I think I have a red neck, too.

18. Have you ever been famous?

A. I suppose by some I was considered a local celebrity when I was writing for the newspaper. Lots of folks knew my byline, anyway.

20. Would you like to be a big celebrity?

A. Not now, no. Well, I wouldn't mind being a well-known author.

21. What type of music do you like?

A. Adult Contemporary.

22. How many pillows do you sleep with?

A. Four, plus my hsuband's two, so six.

23. What position do you usually sleep in?

A. I sleep on my back now, but before my last surgery I slept on my side.

24. How big is your house?

A. Big enough.

25. What do you typically have for breakfast?

A. A protein bar.


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  1. I'm so glad the cinematic values of the LotR movies were so good. When I think of the animations attempts of The Hobbit I cringe.

    I grew up with Polk Salad Annie, but never knew it was Tony Joe White who sang it, what he looked like, or what half the words were. I love youtube.

  2. I really enjoyed your poem on number 5.

  3. Ha ha! Someone is in a good mood this morning. It's good to see you joking around. Loved the Monty Python clip...such a great movie. I think I'm going to have to find my copy and watch it today as it's been years since the last time. Isn't that "Where I'm From" poem the best? I go back and write yet another version of mine every couple of years just for fun. And thanks, I'm going to be singing songs from "South Pacific" all day. ;) Have a great week!

  4. She's not joking about being Cassandra. See #11? I'm a believer! heehee
    That Monty Python clip was hilarious! and your poem. Keep that up and you will publish.

  5. I love Monty Python!!!

    I've never heard that song before, thanks for including the clip.

  6. Enjoyed today's blog..glad you are feeling well enough to be playful again! :-)


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