Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dear Son


I'm in the bath tub.

That's just a fact, son.

So, whatever the need, the request, or the trouble,

It will have to wait til there's no more bubbles.



I'll be out in an hour.

Wait, maybe a day...

Or I may stay here soaking

Til well into May.

_________

For Joe, who spent half his childhood walking cross-legged. Poor guy!

written for magpie #28
_________

41 comments:

willow said...

Ah, I'm taking this as my mantra.

Tumblewords: said...

Laughing - this is so clever!

Tabitha Bird said...

LOL! I want this enlarged and put up outside my bathroom!!! You hear me my boys? I am in the bath!!!

cinderkeys said...

Heheheh. Oh yes. My most recent song ends a little like that (cinderbridge.blogspot.com/2010/08/best-that-i-can-do.html). Nice to know it's not just me.

Jannie Funster said...

Short and sweet.

I've been seeing this Magpie fever around a lot lately, lots of fun posts to read.

xo

Shadow said...

what bliss!!!!!

Angie Muresan said...

This is so delightful, Fireblossom.


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Lynn said...

A good soak is just the ticket!

Sezaaay said...

just great, its wonderful :)

ninotaziz said...

Iman, Inas, Irani, Ilena & Ikesha

Whatever the need, the request, or the trouble,It will have to wait til there's no more bubbles. Whatever the need, the request, or the trouble,It will have to wait til there's no more bubbles. Whatever the need, the request, or the trouble, It will have to wait til there's no more bubbles.

Thanks, Fireblossom - I am practising how it sounds...

Brian Miller said...

hehe. nicely played shay....how deep are the pruney toe wrinkles you get from being in there so long at that point..hmm...smiles.

Mojo said...

Never disturb the lady in the tub. Ever. Doesn't everybody know this?

mac said...

I've heard of these tubs.

The tub seems so much like I'm soaking in Butt soup.

Nope, I'm a shower guy ;-)

Carrie Burtt said...

Shay this is so charming and awesome...i want these words to put on a plaque in the bathroom!
:-) I love it!!

ellen abbott said...

a mom's refuge.

Scarlet Ily said...

How you relax me in just a few lines I'll never know...but I love it!

Daryl said...

In our apartment in the mornings when I am no longer in the loo ToonMan will call out from the bedroom 'hello?' .. and I yell, er, reply 'Its free' ..

TALON said...

lol! You're gonna have those wrinky fingers and toes ;)

jinksy said...

All houses need two bathrooms! lol :)

1sojournal said...

I do understand the logic behind having all water facilities in the same room. However, my soul would find so much deeper satisfaction if the tub and the toilet were in separate spaces, preferably at opposite ends of the house.

Elizabeth

Helen said...

I love this! Remembering the days, four children, one bathroom!!!

Martin H. said...

I can relate to this one. I immediately thought of my son-in-law. Just him and five females in the house. One bathroom.....at the moment!

Sarah said...

I can totally relate...if I ever had a chance to take a bath.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

OMG I LOVE LUB LUB this...LUB in da TUB this!!! I think it's the same way in my life now...the tub is my casbah and get away!!!

xoxxo G

kathew said...

ah yes- as a single mom my mantra was as I came in the door after work " Let me take my quick little bath and then I will fix dinner/listen to you/check your home work/ etc" It worked as I was always a nicer mom after my quick little bath!

Cloudia said...

Sweet as a Summer confection!





Warm Aloha from Waikiki :)

Comfort Spiral

Riot Kitty said...

Hahaha!

Mama Zen said...

But, did it buy you any time?

Marilyn said...

So lovely - I can relate to this - had two adults and two kids in a house with one bathroom all their growing up years, now they are married and just us two adults we have two bathrooms ;-)
Love your words 'Til well into may'.

Stafford Ray said...

Lovely fun filled poem by a bad mother! Poor little boy, hope there was a lemon tree in the back yard! :-)

Jingle said...

yes, you may
sty
until
may,

this line makes me smile....

what a playful and fun tale.
who cares about the reality when we play innocent word games like this
your tale is a enjoyable bliss.

niamhboyce said...

i know this so well - it made me smile - it will have to wait till there's no more bubbles! must remember that, i'll be quoting you!

PattiKen said...

I consider that good training. It'll come in handy later in life.

signed...bkm said...

Great take Fireblossom...I have never been one for baths...but I love the ending on this piece...flows so nicely....you can read this comment when you get out from your bath....blessings...bkm

Leo said...

haha :D very clever..!


Leo

Claudia said...

great one - maybe you've already webs growing between your toes - poor son…smiles

my magpie is here

Vicki Lane said...

Totally love this! I bet every mother understands.

Patience said...

you always have such an awesomely unique speaker in your poems, the rhythmns are so sully grounding, they grab you right into the poem.

Abhilasha-The Desire said...

Ah, so clever and hilarious... I wonder what would happen to me if my mother had told me so... very smart piece

kavisionz said...

Oho...I like her plan... but then again, poor Joe...

Very nicely written !!! :)

Sue J said...

I like your attitude! Great Magpie.