Miryam Howard has just the poem to brighten up your day! This is the third entry we are posting for our contest that asks you focus your lens on any article of clothing that that suits your fancy. In Miryam’s case, it’s glasses. Apparel-ly–oops! Apparently not wine glasses, which also have the power to alter (some say improve) your view of the world. Have some fun and enter our contest, and I ask everyone to personally solicit three people to enter our contest as well. In fact, bring in two new writers to our site and I will waive the entry fee for the three of you! (That’s me, not the wine talking!) Before I make a spectacle of myself, here are the details: https://awordwithyoupress.com/2018/10/28/our-new-contest-high-heeled-sneakers/
And here is
Enchanted Eye Glasses
The land of Pom Trees had lost its compassion
The people were grumpy and none were in fashion
Their clothes were like rags, their houses were shacks
And despite their desire, they couldn’t get back
And why might you ask? It’s simple you see…
Their smiles had all gone — sailed out to the sea!
It would be an adventure, of course they all knew
But oh dear delirious, what else could they do?
Their neighbors were gloomy
The sidewalks unruly
If they be-fiddled much longer their land would be lost!
They must arise in courage whatever the cost!
So deciding to change this terrible mess
The kind-hearted Trio prepared for the quest!
Susan would be commander-in-chief
As everyone knew she would take no beef
Aimee organized all the supplies
As she was a girl that refused all bribes
Ryan delivered each package with care
For he was a boy that no one could scare
The remedy for this terrible plague
Was beyond fudge-cycles or sweet lemonade
It could not be purchased, or taught in mere classes
What their land required was Enchanted Eye Glasses!
For as each one affixed a new optical view
Their smiles would return, YES this was the clue!
With a map in one hand and dressed in her best
Susan announced, “It is time for our quest!”
Aimee was ready and packed to the brim
Enchanted Eye Glasses for her and for him!
Ryan was anxious for he knew what would be
Delivery service, — the ultimate key!
Through the streets of the city
Marched this curious committee
Tinkling bells could be heard
T’was extremely absurd
The Trio shouted for all to come out
“It is time to let go of your terrible pout!”
At first the people appeared rather weird
Confused and bewildered, they squinted and peered
The notion of kindness was altogether startling
To each it was — just a tad bit alarming!
Before there was time for squabbles to begin
Enchanted eyeglasses appeared in a spin!
Colors galore, shapes of all sizes
A pair for each person, NO COMPROMISES!
Peering through new lenses a miracle occurred
Frowns turned to smiles and barely was heard
A cry or a grumble
A peep or a crumble
Pom Land was in shock to witness this plot!
Laughter erupted so loud
Even liberals stood proud
The journey continued till the sky went to sleep
The grumpiest of grumps had bowed in defeat
Even thugs and liars
And those that conspired
Couldn’t help but succumb
To that of a chum
What a sight to see!
What a place to be!
All on account of the Trio’s party…
10 thoughts on “The eyes have it: Miryam Howard with entry #3”
Certainly my favorite line was “Aimee was ready and packed to the brim.” That was Pom-granite.
Thanks for the read Mr Coonce! It is a silly little poem, but sometimes it feels good to just have fun. Hope all is great for you.
Thanks, Miryam, for reminding us of the playfulness and joy in language. Even hard-bitten cynics, seeking treatment in clinics, could get down with the masses, with your Enchanted Eye Glasses!
Derek…. I think you’ve got the rhythm !!!!
Wow! And you told me once you couldn’t write like that. I am in awe of the scope of the undertaking. How light and airy it reads. I want to dance.
Hahaahaaaa….. I think I must be regressing to my childhood!! I’m in a mood….
Miryam, you’re an enchantress;
Only you could bewitch the masses, with your magical spin on the power of glasses.
Dr. Suess would be proud.
Thanks Francesca! Now it’s your turn to submit an entry!!!
I obtained my enchanted glasses the day I laid eyes upon you.
Thank you for adventuring with me my dear.
I am your greatest fan.
I have loved watching your writing gift trickle and now flow with intensity.
I especially like how you have pulled me into ‘limerick ‘ over the years.
Why thank you Mr Howard…..