Friday, April 1, 2016

Fool's Errand

Clouds in my compass.
Rocks in my pocket.
In one hand a key,
in the other a locket.
I'm a mother, a daughter,
a step-child of heaven;
a Sisyphus sister;
a fool and her errand.

Gold in my teeth.
Weeps in my willow.
A stitch in my side
and snakes on my pillow.
A bruise on my cheek
for the meek shall inherit
a stone to be rolled -
another fool with an errand.

For Marian's prompt at Real Toads

20 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

Wow! This pretty much sums up our cosmic journey.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is just fantastic. Ever single line is beautiful and the whole sings.

Shawna said...

You rock my socks off, babydoll. Every flipping time.

Marian said...

Oh! Instant favorite. Just perfect! Wow.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I agree, this is pure perfection :D

Debi Swim said...

Two thumbs up!!!

Jim said...

Our poor 'Sisyphus', reminds me of Army days as a new recruit. One day we would dig a big hole, the next day we would fill it in, went on for days. Not quite Hades though, the food was good.
I liked your collection of sayings and hadn't heard before "snakes on my pillow." Did you make up a new one for us?
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Susan said...

Wow! Reminds me of the skipping rhymes from the plagues. . . . Perfect and horrible!

Ellecee said...

Wonderfully written, our lives of angst,,,

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A step child of Heaven and a Sisyphus sister.......this poem could not be better.

Hannah said...

Awesome, MZ...I love the list-y-ness of this...the swift reading lines. :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

I hear the music and feel the pulse of these magical words.

Outlawyer said...

Wonderful--the sisyphus stuff is terrific. Thanks, MZ. k.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Loved loved this MZ--this is all of us I think

Sharp Little Pencil said...

"Sisyphus sister" and "fool and her errand" are inspired! Nice start to t he month, darlin'. Amy

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Truer than I'd like to believe.

Jennifer Wagner said...

This is so tightly, deftly written. In awe of your skill as always!

Sioux said...

MZ--You have such a twisty, unique way of looking at the world.

A "Sisyphus sister" and "a stone to be rolled and "Weeps in my willow"...

Every day you do this?

How?

ccchampagne said...

Wow! The rhythm of this blew me away! Absolutely gorgeous!

grapeling said...

no one writes Grimm's jump-rope lyrics like you ~