Friday, October 17, 2008

Why Are You Crying?


Why are you crying foolish woman?

Did you
follow
that
sidewalk
to the
future

and find
yourself
gray
and
wrinkled
dozing in
a battered
recliner.

The power to erase is at your fingertips.


11 comments:

SunShine said...

Wow! This is something of a self reflective moment for anyone who reads it. To almost look into their future with the path they are taking now and knowing to avoid it they must change course. Very good Sherry!!!!

June said...

What a timely post...I just finished watching the movie "Young At Heart". No, not the Doris Day movie, but a 2007 documentary about a group of octogenarians who sing old rock songs. If you haven't seen it, do so. It'll give you something to strive for.

paisley said...

The power to erase is at your fingertips.

what an absolutely freeing statement... i will try repeating it to myself over and over again... for some reason,, i feel like it just may work......

Marty said...

White Rose, all of your recent poems (perhaps ALL of your poems) have been stellar. I especially loved the last four.... "Prelude to a Wedding," "Conversation with the Moon," "The" [Incredible] "Un-birthday," and this beautiful poem "Why Are You Crying?" You are a true artist and I am happy to have discovered you work on the web.

White Rose said...

Thanks everyone!

Marty thanks so much, I don't know if all my work is stellar, but I have a feeling I'm starting to find my voice.

It's only taken about 130 posts! lol! :D

White Rose said...

Hey June, I'll check out that movie, it sounds good.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Loved watching this woman travel and finding herself alone, reflecting on how she may have changed things. Brilliant!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

I wanted to leave a separate comment, because I didn't want to break the flow of the comment about lovely "Why Are You Crying."

Wanted to thank you for your comment on Columbus...I usually announce the winners so here goes.
A tie between Marlon Brando and Antonio Banderas as Columbus;
of course, JD as Sparrow; Peter Lorre as Davy Jones; and Reese Witherspoon as the Teacher. Am happy it put a smile on your face,
and hope you enjoy "The Good, The
Bad, and The Phantom."

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Ralph Murre said...

And on about the eighth day, the gods created erasers. A very good day.

Excellent piece, as we have come to expect.

- R.

White Rose said...

Thanks Petra and of course I'll check out the new one. They're a lot of fun.


And Ralph thank you. You know how much I enjoy your work. In fact, I hope everyone will check out his blog. Ralph is a wonderful writer.

It Arem Arvinson Log on my blog list.


Take care everyone,

Sherry

angel said...

Very powerful! We all can reshape our future. We just have to take chances and do it.