Clan Wallace



Clan Wallace

I have a warrior’s name,
if not his heart.
I am waging a war
of mediocrity
and middle class
abandon.
If I make one
more dollar
will I finally
reach the land
of Jones?
I am scaling
a hillock and
am persuaded
that William
would not want
to call me
daughter.

This is a Magpie Tale, and a One Shot Wednesday Poem. Please go to those sites to check out more stories & poems.

Comments

  1. Mediocrity abandon.....what a powerful message in this poem Bug....I love this! :-)

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  2. Catching the Jones' against all odds. A clever take on the prompt!

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  3. Great take on the prompt, I bet you do have a warrior's heart!

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  4. What a beautiful verse... I liked it very much...an apt response to the word prompt...


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  5. "If I make one
    more dollar
    will I finally
    reach the land
    of Jones?"

    Great line.

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  6. Bug you are a warrior, the best kind, Clan Wallace would be proud!

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  7. Clan Fraser is impressed with your poem. Well penned!

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  8. This is one of your best, Bug, you poet warrior, you.

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  9. Whether you're mediocre, warrior-like, akin to the Joneses or not, I love you.

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  10. Oh, this is great! I can so relate. Love the keeping up w/ Jonses reference in there too!

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  11. Very terse and telling. Good Magpie. BTW, Lucy at No.91 has something to say about Jones!

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