Friday, March 22, 2013

Cracks

I don't step on cracks.
Go ahead and laugh.
Point,
call me a fool -

my mother's back
is unbroken.

Showin' some crack for Fireblossom Friday at Real Toads

25 comments:

Helen said...

Great ... in the inimitable style of Mama Zen!!

hedgewitch said...

Laughin at the footnote--and who's to say what's cause and effect in this crazy world?

Gail said...

Wonderful...I can so relate to this logic.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, I do relate!!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ha! Yeah... I never step on cracks if I can help it.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...we used to try when we was kids..but gave up once we broke it...

Grandmother said...

And who's to say it's not thanks to you...

ayala said...

Great :)

Fireblossom said...

Your logic is unassailable, MZ! Love the footnote.

Peggy said...

March on and may your mom's back remain unbroken!

Sabio Lantz said...

Ha! There goes going outside of Friday the 13th, walking under ladders, whistling outside (a Chinese no no), leaving your chopsticks in the bowl (a Japanese no no), touch your feet to something (an Indian no no).

Oh my goodness. Well, if you are going to be controlled by superstition, keep it local superstitions and things might not be so bad!

Smiling with fingers crossed

Mary said...

Ha, my granddaughter and I often play the old game "Step on a crack, break your mother's back." Love those old traditions.

Lolamouse said...

Love it! If it's worked so far, why change it, right?

Truedessa said...

This made me laugh as I remember as a child trying not to step on the cracks..thanks for the smile..

Other Mary said...

Remember - crack kills! ;-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Good one, MZ. I got a kick out of your footnote, too.

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

Love this...can remember this from childhood and worrying about stepping on cracks and wondering "what if" ☺

Thanks for the chuckle you gave my heart and soul.
Peace
Siggi

Mixi said...

Haha :D Love this, Mama Zen!

Marian said...

yeah, that one really sticks, doesn't it? i can't think of another rhyme that's so ingrained and relevant! ;)

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Clever write. I can remember avoiding cracks in the pavement as a child...

Anna :o]

Susan said...

Neither do I. This poem is true! And the most fun take on cracks for FB I have see! I still pick up pennies, too. It's worked so far.

Sini Rachel said...

I was blank till I read the comments and found out abt the saying. So I googled it and thanks to your poem I have cart loads of info now. I love your style. Kinda Quentin Tarantino.

darkangelwrites said...

Giggles. p.s. just bought your book.

Heaven said...

Good one MZ ~ Have a good weekend ~

Anunoy Samanta said...

I don't know whether I could get the crack :))
Cheers!