duress : law : compulsion by threat
under duress I
said I was sorry although
I wasn’t but if
I held out Mom would not let
me go back outside and play
tanka 310 : 6/29/22
pathos : an element in experience or in artistic representation evoking pity or compassion
play out destiny
on the screen
I feel it
The pathos of their parting
The three of us weep
shadorma 433 : 7/24/22
endemic : characteristic of or prevalent in a particular field, area, or environment
endemic back then.
Big party –
twelve tables of bridge players.
I can’t locate Mom.
shadorma 494 : 1/23/23
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5 thoughts on “Poetry is Written in Words: Thirty”
The first one makes me think of a scene in Anne of Green Gables, because I re-read it recently.
The second one made me laugh. I’m sure I’ve seen that movie. 🙂
My mom didn’t have or go to gatherings like that, but I’ve seen scenes like that.
Ah, Anne of Green Gables! A favorite of mine from the past. As for bridge parities, my mom attended and hosted lots of them. Nerve-wracking in so many ways for the entire family!
I think we’ve all made those apologies. (K)
The forced apology – the kiss and make up. I hated those! And the last one – my parents played Bridge and had the club over every couple of months. I loved when they hosted! We got to have the leftover “Bridge mix” and any Pepsi that wasn’t consumed. That was quite the treat!
The dreaded words : Go to your room until you can say you are sorry…As for bridge, my mom belonged to a group and they played in the afternoons. We had to do a bog cleaning when it was her turn to host. Guest towels in the bathroom and all…
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