Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday April the 4th, 2011 NaPoWriMo #4

The pig in the hat image is from the internet.

The wordle is from Beyond the Bozone

The Local Seamstress
It isn't always easy to make
Heads or tales of a
Seamstress' sewing basket
It can become a labyrinth
Or "gumption trap"
Of pincushions, needles
And tangled thread

The attitude of
The little seamstress
May seem that
She is a bit "supercilious"
As she knows her position
In the community

The mayor's wife
Cannot go out
In ill fitting clothes
Nor the preacher in pants
That drag the ground

At times of celebration
Everyone in town
Needs something
Mended, repaired
Taken in or let out
The seamstress feels "agitation"
And is often "harried"

But the "docile" seamstress
With the "speckles"
On her eye glasses
Is "omnipotent" in
Her sewing room
Yes, she is the first word
And the last
When it comes to
Local fashion

She has no "preconceptions"
When it comes to the "journeys"
She will make
While occupied with
The task at hand

Why even once
She was asked to make
A wedding dress
For a "fish"
There were "buzzes"
All over town about this

It was to be a
"Prodigious" happening
After that no one
Could guess what the
Little seamstress
Would be asked to do
A sweater for the dog
A hat for a pig


Anonymous said...

I noticed you visited my writing blog before. I just wanted you to know:

I've started posting my manuscript again, and I hope to continue until the entire book has been placed on my blog. This way, at least someone will get to read it.

Mama Zen said...

This is clever and marvelous!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is really brilliant. You told a wonderful story with the words. SO well done!

Anonymous said...

GREAT use of the Wordle, Annell. And I wonder what would be in store as far as expectations for this pastor's wife?! The pic is so funny, too - how you managed to include it in your poem, very inventive. "Gumption trap," I will have to use that phrase in everyday life. Is that your own phrase? It sounds like my purse!!


Umamaheswari.A said...

Brilliant poem..loved the take on the prompt .