Thursday, April 14, 2011

Day 14

NaPoWriMo- A contemporary sonnet
PA- “Ain’t none of my business”
He Says It’s None of Our Business

The skunk sneaks and slinks through scattered trash

Furtively he gathers tidbits from each source

Trailing stenches strong enough to bowl one over

In gross disbelief. Bystanders scoop their chins

Off filthy floors, try to force rabid mouths

Shut. Harsh words drool empty promise puddles

To make things better for our sweet young kids

When all the pest really wants is more money

Green slime seeps through secret man-made cracks;

Dirty politics within the school district.

Concerned parents and taxpayers want to know

Why this man, the leader of the clan, hurls

Junk at them and acts like an unruly brat

Flinging rotten food across the lunch table.

@laurie kolp


Andy Sewina said...

Phew, there;s some good images here, I don't know who you're talking about but you've sure got them sussed out!


Anonymous said...

Yikes...I'm guessing you don't like this guy. Of course anyone who hides his motives behind doing what's right for kids is,well, a skunk. vb

Mr. Walker said...

This is great! It just flows, one thought/image to the next. And that ending metaphor is so apt and powerful.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

love it.