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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Odyssey Brief




Today's 3 Word Wednesday prompt contains the following words: apology, distant, consider. As always, Bone does a great job of choosing words which stimulate the muse. Visit the site to see how others responded to this prompt!

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when his apology,
emotionally distant,
arrives at your door
in the guise of a horse
...consider its source

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Fractal Created in Apophysis

23 comments:

paisley said...

a horse is a horse... of course of course....

but then again,, he might-ent be a horse at all,, he may well just be... an ass..

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

Well done!!! I love the brevity -- you said it all so well in so few words..and I think Paisley is on the right track too!! :)

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

I was thinking along Paisley's lines, too. Nothing worse than an emotionally distant apology! Interesting fractal, Susan.

Christine said...

I think paisley did get it! Don't look a gift horse in the mouth, except if he's offering a cold "sorry". As usual, you are witty and charming in a few spare lines.

TC said...

Paisley beat us all to the punch with the perfect line!!!!

Richard said...

HA!!!! Perfect!

Corina said...

I agree! When the apology comes from a distant formal source, I would tell it to "be gone!" and then I'd go on about my day with attention to the important things!

Sandy Carlson said...

That is wonderful. I stand in awe of your work.

Thanks for your suppor of One Single Impression.

giggles said...

Haha hilarious and sage advice my friend!!! Wonderful!

Hugs Sherrie

Remiman said...

Sue,
That doggone paisley stole everybody's thunder. ;)
Distant apolgy, a dicotomy in terms I think.
You always seem to see things so clearly, and then translate it so the rest of us can understand.
rel

Leigh Lear said...

unfortunately that would be me, i am terrible at apologies.

myrtle beached whale said...

great use of the prompt. I love the emotionally distant apology. The painting was very demonic and ominous.

noahthegreat said...

Wow...

This is one of the best poems I've read in a long time.

Square1 said...

O.k. I thought I was laughing when I hit the link to post a comment, but paisley sent me into hysterics. Nicely done lymerick. Bravo!

Jane Doe said...

Short, sweet, and to the point. I loved it!

lissa said...

Well said.

M as in Mint said...

but then why would the sorry be said at all....?

anthonynorth said...

Wise words excellently put.

LittleWing said...

great post...a good belly laugh..i think that will stick with me the next time i open the door to an empty apology...

Jo Anne O. said...

Short, concise and brilliant!

Amarettogirl said...

This was so eloquently written with percision, punch and wisdom. I loved it and yes, paisley is brilliant too!

gautami tripathy said...

Distant apology is better than none at all. I might consider accepting it.

lubricating

Bun Bun said...

Okay. That was concise, and full of surprise. Two of my favorite things. Great poem...