Shawn L. Bird

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poem- mowing stereotypes May 26, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:35 pm
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The skinny old lady,

grey hair twisted into a bun,

leathery skin, artfully wrinkled,

roars around her yard

in her bikini top,

mowing in the rain.


18 Responses to “poem- mowing stereotypes”

  1. smilingtoad Says:

    Oh what an image, and how familiar, too. I especially loved “artfully wrinkled”- what a character, so vividly given life through these crackling words. Superb read. Cheers,

    Autumn Jade

  2. narble Says:

    Jeez, Shawn, I’m not sure she’s a stereotype. She’s more of an interesting character. But then, maybe that’s just me. I aspire…and ya gotta mow before it gets too wet!

  3. Sounds like me…well maybe in a few years!

  4. words4jp Says:

    Uh oh, if I grow my hair out, that maybe me someday.

    • 🙂
      She’d actually stopped the mower and was talking to an old guy with a full white beard and lovely pot belly at the end of the driveway, as I drove by. A very hip Mrs. Claus? 😉

  5. You only have one life. Enjoy it the best you can. Great message

  6. Gavin Says:

    Ha ha, I can see it. She’s my grandma!!

  7. Great imagery! I like the picture this put in my mind–

  8. I found this image oddly beautiful…almost like a certain Rodin sculpture. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Ginz Says:

    I love this particularly how you have built up the unexpected from the stereotypical image that is painted in the first line! Brilliant 🙂

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