Wednesday, January 15, 2014

What Prays At Night?



for  Laurie's prompt at Poetry Jam: to write about a refrigerator, in 50 words or less. (Mine is 51.)When my four kids were young, I was a single mom, quite impoverished, and keeping up with their hungry appetites was an on-going challenge. 



One night, we were playing 
a family game,
with written clues 
hidden 
throughout the house.

One clue
was tucked into
my prayer plant,
whose leaves folded 
up and inward
every night.
It read:
"What closes up at night
and prays?"

Jon, age eleven,
quipped
"the refrigerator!"
and we all
cracked up.

I should explain that the fridge, always empty, was praying for groceries!!!!!!!

21 comments:

  1. Haha! Humor helps the world go round.

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  2. Out of the mouths of children, Sherry.

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  3. Big smile... sometimes the smallest of us come out with startling logical answers that catch us off guard...

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  4. Love this Sherry! Kids are so funny. I wonder what your refrig prayed about! LOL Thanks for your comments on my blog!

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  5. ha. fun. so what is the fridge praying for? smiles...kids say amazing things...

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  6. Looks like a photo taken in the Okanagan.
    I can't imagine what a fridge would pray for, unless it's for the kids to sleep through the night.
    A fun answer to the game, though, hidden as it was in the prayer plant.
    Luv, K

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  7. Truth and Kids, prayer and life, love this and this is just wonderful.

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  8. This is funny, Sherry! I am not surprised you remember it. Can't help wondering why your son gave this answer.

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  9. Clever boy! That's true! The fridge is about the only facility they can get an 'instant' Nicely Sherry!

    Hank

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  10. I'm gonna chuckle over this one for a while ... out of the mouths, etc.

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  11. How beautiful ...being innocent!

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  12. This cracked me up, Sherry. I thank you SOOO much for that!

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  13. what a smart sharp answer! Have a fun filled refrigerator and day!

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  14. Out of the mouth of babes!
    Thank goodness for their perspectives.
    Great read.
    Ciao
    Pea

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  15. Quite a witty answer. The kids always answer the best after all. Well-penned.
    -HA

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  16. sweet family memories - what you lacked in the fridge, sounds like you more than made up for with love!

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  17. Four kids?! That alone would put me in awe...three about did me in..but single mom too--wow. A wonderful share and poem. Kids are brilliant at capturing the situation in just a few words:-)

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