Sunday, August 25, 2013

When To Fib

Fib
when
the truth
gets messy
and there aren't enough
syllables for a bigger lie.

A syllabic Fibonacci for Hedge's mini-challenge at Real Toads.  Also submitted to Poetry Pantry.

30 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, I love your sense of humor; and, ha, isn't THAT the truth!

hedgewitch said...

This has a surgical precision that seems almost effortless,working the knife in in your usual casual but deadly fashion, full of your trademark quality of saying all that there is to be said on a subject, ever. Perfect execution of the form, and scathingly realistic on the topic. Thanks for playing, MZ.

Sioux said...

Telling a fib is often the kindest thing one can do...

awakenedwords said...

why a big lie, when a small one will do

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ha!
*High five*

rallentanda said...

Clever!

NataĊĦa Dolenc said...

:) loved the ending line.

Sylvia K said...

Priceless!! I'll keep this handy as a reminder!!!

Fireblossom said...

Thank you, Daphne!

Susan said...

Faking out the form! Cool. Some would try to slide in that extra beat without attracting notice.

Marian said...

:)

grapeling said...

another koan by MZ

gabrielle said...

So clever—the lie is in the fib! Loved this!

Ella said...

I love your wit! Very true and so well done ;D

Sumana Roy said...

a good one. :)

Helen said...

Oh-oh .. falling on the floor, laughing out loud. Only you!

Kay L. Davies said...

Fantastic! "when there aren't enough syllables for a bigger lie" is so YOU, and so wonderful.
K

turtlememoir said...

wonderful, perfect.. what else can i say? - wish i'd been smart enough to have thought of this. ;)

love "when
...there aren't enough
syllables for a bigger lie."

Grace said...

I like this fib MZ ~

Loredana Donovan said...

Succinct and to the point! :)

Loredana Donovan said...

Succinct and to the point! :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A fibonacci about a fib, in abbreviated verbiage. No one condenses truth like Mama Zen! Love it!

Manicddaily said...

Ha! As always super clever, mordant! Clipped. Very well done, MZ. k.

Beachanny said...

Very cool, very clever..fibbin' on a Fib - just do the math! Good to be reading you again.

Debi Swim said...

I'm so glad you posted on my poem because I was looking for this one again and couldn't find it. I read it earlier but didn't have time to comment at the time.
This is so clever. A fib for a fib. I love it.

Susie Clevenger said...

You can certainly strike the the truth hard with such few words...love it!

Lorraine said...

You gotta do what you gotta do

gabriellaswritingcorner said...

Very apt and funny definition!

Poet Laundry said...

A fun play on fib!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Clever and cute!