Sunday, April 16, 2006

It’s Just A Chair

Oh, plastic,
preformed chair,
how many tales
have you held,
from back to behind?
Have they been sad?
Wondrous?
So large
your arms stretched
in disbelief?
So small, your
synthetic polymerized molecules,
never realized
they were holding
the weight of the world?

(all rights reserved Pat Paulk 2006)

12 comments:

Aurora said...

All this from a chair. Good stuff, Poet Pat. :)

J.B. Rowell said...

ha - how many tales - funny!

polona said...

wow, love this!

floots said...

atlas the butt bearer
inanimate objects deserve more recognition
like this

Pris said...

I love it!! You always take an unusual slant on things and make me smile:-)

steve said...

I like the chemistry theme here, Pat.:) Do have to wonder what chairs would talk about - different perspective than the walls have, I'm sure!

Eric said...

how many tales have you held, from back to behind? awesome.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

I like this very much, I've never thought much about the musings of modern objects but antiques often make me wonder what they've seen (if only they could)yet modern things and our present are the history of the future so that's silly of me

Pat Paulk said...

AA, yes a chair! A very interesting and talkative chair!!

J.B. Roweel, Thank you!!

Thanks Polona!!

Floots, they certainly do!!!

Pris, I'm glad I can make you smile! That's a wonderful compliment!

Steve, probably closer to a dog to dog communication!

Eric, I never tell tales!! Out of school anyway.

Yes if antiques could talk we'd probably find out how whitewashed our history really is. Thanks Sue!!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

interesting! maybe I shouldn't sit down ---

SarahJane said...

i love "from back to behind." nice perspective on the plastic chair - made me smile.

David Herrle said...

A chair?? A chair?? You pulled off a kick-ass poem about a chair - with a sobering ending!