Thursday, September 8, 2016

Wishful thinking



I would give away chewy gums
at each subway stop.  They're a sight
to refresh - fruity, fluffy, minty -

Sugar-free or spicy, choose and hum
the colors that you like - sand-white,
hot pink, striped blue, spiked neon-

Juicy plums to banish one's gloom
Bubbly balls to brighten one's light
I'd gather your sad stories of treason

and stick them with my gaily inked thumbs
These chewy gums are rad, bursting 
sunflowers on sunshine-less morning



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A late whimsical response for Mish prompt:   Wishful Thinking.

31 comments:

  1. I don't care for gum, but I do like your whimsical poem.

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  2. What a fun whimsical poem! I don't care for chewing gum myself but I do like hard candies or mints or those chewy mints that disappear after a few chews. I think your wish would definitely give people something to think about and make them smile! The whole point.

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  3. Such a breath of fresh air your poem! It makes me feel like having some bubble gum now ❤💜 Beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  4. I do like the fun of this... and it brings back memories from when my aunt came with chewing gum to us from the US... mainly I remember that huge glob that filled my mouth... and how it ached after chewing to much... ha..

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  5. My hand is out as I await my train. I love gum. A wonderful poem for reading at any time.

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  6. Fun and redemptive and wrapped in a gorgeous package. And sweet! Nice

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  7. A gummy post with gum from coast to coast

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  8. This gives me food for thought. I'm still chewing on it.

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  9. Who knew you could write a poem about gum. Nicely done here.

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  10. Who knew you could write a poem about gum?? A lot of fun, this.

    Jane

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  11. Loved, "bursting/ sunflowers on sunshine-less morning". A great image!

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  12. "...bursting / sunflowers on sunshine-less morning"...love this :)

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  13. So joyful and uplifting! Love!

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  14. Although I'm not a fan of gum
    I think your colourful poem
    Is full of juicy, chewy fun!

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  15. Love this gummy piece. <3 I think I need gummy bears now.

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  16. All of my sad stories are treasonous, most can't decide though between what is treason and what is anger. *meh* Gum is a good glue for the teeth that are ever rattling Grace, good job sticking this poem to the eye and mind.

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  17. Weak jaw, I guess, cuz even as a kid, it ached when I chewed gum; was always afraid might swallow it too--but your poetics are immensely more satisfying than any chewing gum, gummy, or tobacco.

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  18. What a lovely thought :-) I would indeed smile if the offer was made to me on a sunshine-less morning,,,

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  19. How fun. I would love to know how you came up with this idea!

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  20. Ah...this feels like an adult children's book. It looks colorful and fun and lends well to illustration. :-)

    Happy weekend, Grace.

    ~Imelda

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  21. I'm sure you would have lots of 'takers'! Loved this write.

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  22. Such a joyful, whimsical piece. I love that you punctuated out with "I'd gather your sad stories of treason". That one line ads so much depth!

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  23. I second Bryan with the touch of treason - you drew so much poetry from an urbane topic - that's skilful

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  24. Hi Grace how are you doing ?? This is fun and lovely !

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  25. A fun piece with a very cool cadence. Made me smile.

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  26. Hey, I like juicy plums a lot -- thinking about it makes me salivate.

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