Friday, March 23, 2012

No Ordinary Pacifier

A wooden pier, a stick
only it’s a baby, a Blow Pop
against the bumpy wall
he drags it, then pops it
on his purple lips, licks it
because it’s too big for his mouth
lick, lick, lick
and it falls to the floor and breaks
I wonder what he’ll do
he bends down, examines the sucker
as if it’s a bug
gives the candy to his oblivious mom
who wipes his hands, gives him
a red Blow Pop this time
looks at me and says
it keeps him quiet

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: IGWRT- Mary’s Mix Bag Fridays- The ordinary


Marian said...

oooh i thought for sure that purple one was going back in his mouth. signed, Germ Phobic :)

Brian Miller said...

and anything to keep them quiet eh?

pacify pacify pacify

def some times though....ha and running it down the wall making noise...too dont care....nice use of sounds laurie

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What a sweet moment!

Mary said...

LOL, it may keep him quiet; but it may drive you crazy!!! I could picture this scene well from your words.

Kerry O'Connor said...

You turned the moment into something worth thinking about - how quick we are to stop the mouths of children with sugar.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Lovely images here and the little ones sure like their sugar!

Anna :o]

Mary Mansfield said...

Just imagine how loud things could have gotten without the sucker! Love the onomatopoeia in this :)

Eva Gallant said...

sweet in more ways than one!

Eva Gallant said...

sweet in more ways than one!

Ella said...

Thought provoking...sugar never leads to quiet! Okay, a few moments...very short lived!
Well Done

Hannah said...

Yes, Ella is spot on!! This was really well portrayed, Laurie. I've been enjoying your saying without saying on issues that should stop one to think. :)

Susie Clevenger said...

As a hyper adult whose husband tries to keep my sugar intake at a minimum i would advise a mom to not attempt to pacify with sugar...great poem!

Margaret said...

...and what will happen when this little one finally gets into the school system? I feel for those teachers.

BUT with that said, there are times an instant pacifier for the young ones is needed... I've been there, done that a time or two myself. :)