Shades of life

The smell of fresh laundry in winter

cannot compare to the summer line.

No amount of ‘fresh’ scent can be

a warm drying prairie breeze.

 

The bright lights of a game with Daddy

seem to sound like the robot beams.

Laughter soundtracks my typing

poetry of this life seems pale.

 

Black dog, red dog, white dog and

a multi hued ‘houla dog sleep.

Sprawled like a canine Jonestown

puppy koolaid from the toilet bowl.

 

Winter trees in black and white.

Shaggy cows in red and black

resting on green hay and white snow.

My eyes squint searching for color.

 

Details like a missed spot of floor

holding a stubborn dust bunny,

or the small hand print on a clean pane.

These are the shades of life here.

 

This is our home. This is our land.

A friend said today, not mocking,

“Clean enough to live in and dirty

enough to have fun at.” I agree.

 

Copyright 2012 Shanyn Silinski

For the prompt at dVerse…won’t you see what the rest came up with?

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8 Comments

  1. Blue Flute said,

    February 25, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Very nice lines, “Winter trees in black and white. / Shaggy cows in red and black” and nice quote at the end.” I like the image, “small hand print on a clean pane” too.

    • shanyns said,

      February 25, 2012 at 2:52 am

      So glad you came by,and thanks for the comment.

  2. Gay said,

    February 25, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Love, laughter, family, colors of a lifetime Great capture – truly in the spirit of the stopped moment of an image. Lovely.

  3. brian miller said,

    February 25, 2012 at 3:43 am

    smiles…love your shades of life…we have very similar…you had me early on at the smell of laundry on the line though…ahh…love it…

    • shanyns said,

      February 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      Brian – I agree, wish our boys could get together sometime. Thanks for coming by…and yeah I miss that laundry smell too!

  4. Grace said,

    February 25, 2012 at 4:56 am

    The colours and shades of everyday life…I like this ~


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