Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Mr. MaGoo Kinda Heart

         
[images from google images]

Upon reflection,
my heart has been
too much like
Mr. MaGoo,
bumbling about,
half-blind
and muttering
to itself,
as it crashed into walls
and stepped,
        all-unknowing,
off precipices,
crashing spectacularly
to earth,
dusting itself off,
still muttering
and slapping itself
upside the head,
and then,
indefatigably,
rising once again,
till finally
coming to rest,
having,
in spite of itself,
miraculously achieved
some age and wisdom,
content now
not to stray too far
from its porch swing,
where it calmly surveys
what life there is left
from within
much safer
boundaries.

12 comments:

  1. Truly delightful! And it is so.....you charm me Sherry.

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  2. Oh Dear stay safe from those cartoons :-)
    Great metaphor and I understand how you've felt- seeing you've come back to.. normal? ---or whatever is your usual state of mind...

    Hugs

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  3. What passes for normal for me on any given day, that is. What a long history of bumbling and muttering first, though:)

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  4. Oh, very clever, Sherry! A colourful image indeed, your poor heart bumbling about like Mr. MaGoo...however did you come up with that analogy...LOL?

    Thank goodness for wisdom, safety and porch swings!! This was a lovely read...:)

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  5. Sherry, for me, it was always my heart was the Roadrunner and bad boyfriends were the Coyote... got away just in time! Loved the analogy, more power to you! Amy

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  6. A very sharp poem, here. I liked it very much. Mr. Magoo bumbled around but alawys ended up getting it right.


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  7. Oh, what a delicious choice of metaphor! And so perfectly used. :)

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  8. Both entertaining and melancholy, this poem offers us an intimate insight into your life, Sherry. An exceptional write, as always.

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  9. lovely and funny.reminds me of a famous line by one of my favourite poets, Agha Shahid Ali: 'Mad heart, be brave!'
    kudos!

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  10. Ahhh the true bliss of animated wisdom, sorry I love cartoons, excellent use of the medium.

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