Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holiday Survival Hint

Tiptoe around that certain person
who, if you come too close, might
detonate cutting words, evil glares
daring to stretch one's limber attitude
into a back-breaking, tedious attempt
for tolerance. Take cover before
shrapnel penetrates your heart.


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Prompt inspiration: 3WW- detonate, limber, tedious

11 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha, that is why my SIL is in indiana and i am in bristol...lol...nah not quite that bad, but i tiptoe by just not talking politics or...true verse laurie...smiles.

Susan said...

Ha. I heded this advice and can feel the justness in your words. No exaggeration here. But just one in a bunch ain't bad!

Chris said...

Nice poem, true words can do those type of damages and more.

Heaven said...

wise words...though in Canada as its boxing day, best to lie low and tiptoe out of the crowd ~

Mary said...

Yes, in this case to tiptoe definitely seems a wise choice!

Jazzbumpa said...

Or, you could just punch him/her in the face.

Not that I advocate violence . . .

Cheers!
JzB

Eva Gallant said...

tiptoeing here!

Lady In Read said...

lol, i tiptoe by using silence with a smile..:)

Margaret said...

Cleverly true. limber attitude - :)

Sheilagh Lee said...

very true some relatives are like that.

kaykuala said...

Tip-toeing and easy does it. A relative is a relative. A little irritation sometimes but together again later. Nice observation Laurie!

Hank