Saturday, April 11, 2015

In My Book

In my book,
there are pages and pages of you, babe.
I have organized my own alphabet,
and this is what it says:
"Oh yes, Mama like!"

In my Saturday,
there are no religious zealots,
nobody killing people, creatures, trees, themselves.
Call me shallow, I don't care.
What there is, is ice cream and trash tv.

In my closet,
there are only soft fabrics, 
pleasing colors,
nothing too tight or too young for me.
Everything smells nice,
cos of that junk I use in the dryer.

In my book,
things are moving right along.
It's Saturday,
there's sweet rolls in the oven,
and I've got the couch cushions arranged just so.
My dog is chewing on her blue crocodile.
All of this is necessary
if I am to engage the world and save it, the way I always do,

on Monday.

for Sherry Blue Sky's prompt at Real Toads.


TexWisGirl said...

liked it. :)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Beautifully executed...!!

Debi Swim said...

The only way to sanity, I think. Wonderful

Mama Zen said...

I adore this! It just made me feel good.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh my God, I so love this! Thanks for taking part in the challenge, Shay. I ADORE your response. I think you have the right idea! And the video of that very smart border collie and his so cool person just made me deeply happy.

Other Mary said...

So that's how you do it! All I can say is: Yay for Saturday! Love the happy dog video too!

hedgewitch said...

Good to know you are on the job. Each word has its own little bright color in the mosaic of this mural of a Day in the Life.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes!!! If I'd had ice cream at home I'd have brought it out to do an ice cream-cheers with you right now! Wonderful write!

Olivia Jade said...

What are "cusions"? :P

This sounds like the perfect Saturday. Enjoy!

The second and third stanzas are my favorites, by the way.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Wonderful, Shay. This gave me gooseflesh.

Susan said...

Love Saturdays, the way you describe them as emptying of all of the scatter, as breathing in strength and joy. Monday is another day. Sabbath is a necessity.

Susan said...

PS: That dog is the best!

Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, it is those Saturdays that gives us a reprieve; that brings balance into the chaotic world we must face.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh yes, that vid is a great illustration for this poem. Yay for icecream and trash tv and all the rest! On Saturday, so as to save the world again on Monday. Love it! And quite seriously, that change of pace and recharging of the batteries is so necessary.

Outlawyer said...

Ha. Terrific. Good work here and on Monday. k.

Joyful said...

Sounds like you are having a great Saturday. I enjoyed the video so much. What a clever dog!

Sioux said...

So sweet, and the video--what a fun-loving dog that Cash is.

grapeling said...

all of this *is* necessary. so cool ~

Lynn said...

Sounds peaceful to me! And you describe my clothes, too. :)

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Oh my goodness, can this actually be an un-ironic paean of joy from Ms. Shay? No, don't answer that! I'll just think it is and love it.

Sara said...

This one made me smile:~)

my heart's love songs said...

i would have sworn i commented on this already.

don't want to be repetitious.