'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menoxtra; a little bit on the side

It's time to make Goulash with Grandma again! (Micro-fiction fun...why don't you give it a go?) Use the picture prompt she provides to create simple, shortest of short, stories to tell its tale - kudos gained for using the weekly bonus word. Today that is POSTURE


Willa wondered what was working
The tee-stance or the upright posture
The door tight shut or the

Her disguise was held as crime
When the goondas came and took her
Making sure her light no
More could shine

Allowing every man and dog
Apparently upset the passers
Performance or not they
charged a fine

They did not think it art at all
To play the part of a phone box old
Stripped her of the red and
Smashed her sign

Willa the statue artist long
Held the pain of that day close to heart
Turned to the solace of
Back street wine

Her posture now all slumped and low
Broken by the critics and pundits
Did any know or care or
Hear her pine?
(125 wds)

not sure why, but this combo turned me maudlin!


  1. It IS sad.... guess the new era of Cell Phones has robbed the world of such icons as these.

    1. Hari Om
      Hi guys, hope your day is going beautifully - and thanks for GETTING the poem!!! Some of these old gems are now being transformed into mini art galleries and such like - but most are left derelict... Yxx

  2. Noooo...! I care! Beautiful, tragic poem.

  3. The suffering of a phone booth! To think how they quietly disappeared from the land!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    Pee Ess - We did not tell anyone the significance of the day for the rodeo cuz we thought you might enjoy telling everyone!

  4. Crikey ..... If we are all sad how must Clark Kent feel?


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