Saturday, October 6, 2012

Scarecrows

I dug up an old box
Containing fragments of our lives,
And thought of what was left of it;
Nothing but scarecrows
That ceased to scare me
Long ago

The prompt at One Single Impression this week is scarecrow. To join in or read the other contributions go here.

24 comments:

Jim said...

Hi Laura, this is BIG trouble for the scarecrows, when scarecrows cease to scare. Good for the crows though. LOL
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Ramesh Sood said...

I second Jim..and am happy to have written the haiku that I did...

RS:)

Enigmatic Soul said...

The last three lines were my favourite. Thoughts conveyed in a beautiful and succinct manner. Loved it.

Jack said...

Strawmen...seemingly relevant, but do nothing once identified. Wonderfully illustrated.

aprille said...

Hello again, Laura Maria,
I like the mementoes described as 'fragments of our lives'.
Very elegant. This could probably be rearranged for the shijo form kerry asks us to do today.

Harshad Mehta said...

I know this feeling. With time many things stop bothering. Well written.

kaykuala said...

One reflects on the past to discover some trying times had been overcome and being happy with it now. Nicely Laura!

Hank

J Cosmo Newbery said...

It's always interesting to see what scared us once but no longer does.

Panchali said...

This is where fright changes to annoyance...Very well put, Laura!

Heaven said...

That last two lines were a terrific close ~ Nice one ~

Mary said...

Good that these old memories have lost their potency!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I have a box of scarecrows too but now I am way scarier than they are. I CULTIVATE it. Hee hee. I loved this!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I do love this poem. It says all it has to say in a few lines with an excellent impact in the climax, which has left this reader pondering her own several scarecrows.

Green Speck said...

Memories do scare at times !!! Well said.

Shauna said...

Deliciously quiet and thoghtful.

poetry-diary.com said...

Time seems to do this to everything - I think you have captured the feeling well.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

The brevity here seems to add to the piece's emotional content. Lovely write!

Tatius T. Darksong said...

Good to face those old scarecrows without fears they just fade away.

SaraV said...

Loved this!

Serena said...

I loved this! I too thought it powerful that the thing designed to frighten no longer has that power.

Abin Chakraborty said...

cryptic but powerful.this does give one a lot of food for thought.

rch said...

nice visual with the scarecrow and very powerful for so few words.

Kathie Brown said...

This is one of my favorites from all the poems I have read for this prompt! Nicely done! Love the imagery and the thought behind it!

Anonymous said...

I couldnt have said it any better to be honest! keep up the awesome work. You are very talented & I only wish I could write as good as you do :) …