Thursday, June 20, 2013

IGWRT's - Get Listed "Transparent"


A playground punk
careens with speed
down a slippery slope,
sports a James Dean pout
when told to "SLow DOwn!",

a tattooed rebel
with energy explosive
his mother agrees.

He scrapes, clutches
bloody knees, tears glisten,
unshed, slyly glances her way,

observes tenderness
and drops the act,
becomes the sweet little boy
his mother needs.

by Margaret Bednar, June 20, 2013

This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's "Get Listed" with host Helen Dehner of "Poetry Matters".  I used the words:  punk, tenderness, clutch(es), and transparent (the title).

I will also link up with Friday Flash 55 - a story (poem in my case) in 55 words.


Karen S. said...

Art just makes life all that more fun! In everything!

Helen said...

Boys will forever need their
mothers ~~ even in their 50s!
So nice, Margaret.

TexWisGirl said...

too sweet.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is so sweet! I love the way you set up your character sketch and led the reader to the reveal at the end.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Reminds me when I used to take my son to the park when he was little!

Brian Miller said...

ha. boys have to learn tenderness as well as strength...smiles...good job mom...

TALON said...

Loved this, Margaret. Reminded me of my two sons when they were young. Putting on the old tough, gruff exterior. :)

g-man said...

Margaret Bednar...
You've turned a simple playground observation
into a beautiful and touching work of Art
But that commonplace for you
We are so blessed to have you in our midst
Loved your Motherly Love 55
Thanks for playing, thanks for your Wonderful support
Have a Kick Ass Week End

Alice Audrey said...

It's so nice when they are young enough for it to be reassuringly just an act.

anthonynorth said...

Beautifully done.

izzy said...

Oh I enjoyed this!- and brimming eyes unshed!

hedgewitch said...

Kids so want to be tough and grown up--they think it's so cool to be us, and we think it's so cool to be them. ;_) I love the ending, Margaret.

Anonymous said...

Kids are great that way. They can transform from tough to tender so easily. Loved this, and the photo is great!

Ginnie said...

Ohhhhh. He's really growing up, isn't he!!! (sigh)