Monday, December 13, 2010

Damned Spot!


MICROFICTION MONDAY
supplied the illustration

DAMNED SPOT!
Out, out, damned spot! The murder's done!
No more visits from my boss's son!
Plunging in the knife was lots of fun!
I hope these sheets bleach in the sun!
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FLUSHED WITH SUCCESS!

Lake Mulwala. At first it seems
Unreal, like something in our dreams.
Or, maybe, nightmares, for they've died.....
The trees by which the boats must glide.
Those trees so still, so dark, so gaunt,
Almost seem to loom and haunt.
They died by drowning, every one,
And now they face the blazing sun,
Without the benefit of leaves.
Each one a phantom that still grieves;
Grieves for the days that used to be
When each one was a living tree.
*
But evening comes! What transformation!
A victory for re-creation!
The flush of pink lights lake and sky.
The cockatoos come flying by
And perch for safety on each tree.
How restful the long night will be.
No predator can reach them here!
And a thousand other birds appear.
The trees' reflections dance awhile
And a pale moon; rising, seems to smile.
Then we realise we can see
How living a dead tree can be.
*

18 comments:

Peggy said...

I REALLY love your sinister take on this weeks MF.
Tickled me alot!

Madeleine said...

Excellent microfiction. Even if the sun doesn't vleach out the blood the Ivorine will help LOL!

Beautiful poem too :O)

the replicant said...

Gloves and a tarp would have saved Lady Macbeth a lot of trouble.

Erratic Thoughts said...

Loved the microfic...
Flushed with success is powerful...

Diane said...

Is she related to Lizzie Borden??? Good one! :O)

izzy said...

Murder and Mayhem- yes indeed! thanks!

Sylvia K said...

Love it, Brenda! Don't mess with us broads!!! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

fantastic wicked verse!

the wild magnolia said...

Spectacular micro story! The best!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Yikes...she's not only murderous, but gleeful about it! There's more to her than a pretty smile.

Strummed Words said...

Nice images of renewal.
Rub a dub dub.......Sunday Chore

hope said...

Who knew laundry could be THAT dirty? ;)

Susan Fobes said...

Okay, a tad on the creepy side. (I almost feel as if I should insert an evil laugh in my comment-LOL!)

Cheryl said...

Wikkid MM! Totally awesome take on this.

sylviamorice said...

I have a feeling that your lady and my lady may have shared the same thoughts...right down to the knife!
Have a great week. Cheers!

SouthLakesMom said...

Oh my! This is wicked good!

Pat said...

Oh my goodness, such dark humor, yet it made me laugh... a lot. Shakespeare would've like it. Well done!

gaelikaa said...

Thought provoking MM. Quite a story, micro or not.

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