Sunday, November 18, 2012

Prepared

Squall, 1986, by Andrew Wyeth
Photo prompt courtesy of The Mag 144


Your practicality breeds pandemonium-
on one side, a plethora of contradictions clash
the other, a crystalline constancy makes not a splash
and I remain in the middle, prepared for either one.

28 comments:

Brian Miller said...

well, sounds like you are in the eye of hte storm and a bit caught in between...i like a little practical chaos...smiles.

anthonynorth said...

Ah, to be caught in the middle. Great words.

Berowne said...

Laurie answered Berowne's quiz correctly last week. Can she do it again? :-)

Daydreamertoo said...

LOL... trying to remain neutral... nearly.

Tess Kincaid said...

I can so relate here...

Kerry O'Connor said...

How excellent is this? An insightful view of the world in 4 lines, and such an interpretation of the picture too!

Mama Zen said...

Marvelous write!

Jinksy said...

Between the devil and the deep blue sea? LOL

Green Speck said...

Preparing in the middle ... wow :-)

Kathe W. said...

standing in the middle well prepared- well written-well designed

Ginny Brannan said...

Prepared for whatever storm comes your way. Perfect capture, Laurie. Much said in few words!

Helen said...

Oh ... but which would you prefer? Great write, Laurie!!!

Mary said...

Not easy to be in the middle...but at least in the middle one has choices.

izzy said...

Plethora rolls about so well!
in fact there are a lot of 'p's that are enjoyable- Thanks!

Eva Gallant said...

I'm a fan of alliteration, as you probably know. You nailed it here!

Sue J said...

It always pays to be prepared!

A Cuban In London said...

You just don't know where it's going to come from, do you? :-) I loved your poem. Maybe it was the shortness of it. It's beautiful.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

It's good to adapt quickly! I'm with you..eyes in the back of your head...not bad either!

Sue said...

We've all been there, at one time or another.

=)

jasmine said...

Oh, I really like this, Laurie. Great sound.

Dave King said...

Betting both ways, eh? Love it. Clever write.

Kutamun said...

I think the middle is the way forward, Laurie !

Karen S. said...

Oh for sure- the middle ground is safe and exciting of both worlds!

Margaret said...

Brian "stole" my thought ... that you are in the eye of the storm. But sometimes the middle ground never really LIVES.

Carrie Burtt said...

It is not easy to be in the middle....but always good to be prepared. :-)

Robyn Greenhouse said...

wish I could be more prepared for which ever side each day might bring!

Belva Rae Staples said...

Being prepared for every eventuality is good! Great piece!

~T~ said...

Sounds like an interesting character. Nice!