Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A Family Trip

A man became a horse.

His mother yelled, you were no good as a son. A horse is no better.

So the man trotted out of the living room and into the world where he disappeared forever.

When father came home and asked of his son, the mother said that an ass had left just a few hours ago. The old man nodded. There was much to agree on.

13 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

This is excellent! I love the dead pan conversational tone.

LJCohen said...

Ouch! This is wonderful writing. Pithy and painful all at the same time.

This Girl Remembers said...

Wow! Deadly direct, this one. :) I love it, especially the punch the last line gives it. Very, very nicely done.

tumblewords said...

Straightforward. Easy words, tough subject. Vivid in a heart full way.

paisley said...

that was unequivocally clever.. i really enjoyed it!!!!

sister AE said...

Ha! I like it.

gautami tripathy said...

I kept nodding my head too..:D

wendy said...

This leaves me wondering.

Dick said...

This is great - the most laconic of fables!

Alan Bender said...

Yes! Sometimes Kooser does that to me to. Loved the xuberance!
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Linda said...

This made me think of some of my high school students who have no parental support. Such a sad state of affairs some parents make out of nurturing. No matter how tough the kid, I haven't had one yet that doesn't respond to caring.

This poem will stick with me!

I read a poem every day to my classes. Would it be okay with you if I read this to them? Thanks!

Brian said...

Linda - you are welcome to use this poem in your classroom. thanks for asking.

Proper Joe's said...

Very imaginative! will have to visit again to read more.