kairon13 (kairon13) wrote,
kairon13
kairon13

  • Mood:

For artspark

Artspark #14

Write a short poem (12 lines or less) or a short-short story (100 words or less) in which you include a common proverb, adage, or familiar phrase that you have altered in some way.

She would have liked to go dancing
But she was saving for the future;
She would have liked to travel
But she was building her nest egg.
She would have liked to buy the scarf that matched her eyes
And the brooch that was perfect for her friend's birthday
And a hot drink for the homeless guy on the corner
And that goat for a family in Africa
But she was saving for her old age.
Now she watches the world from her window:
She won't go out, she's saving for her funeral.
A fool and her money are never parted.
Tags: artspark
Subscribe

  • Pruning

    I've started deleting people from my friends list who: haven't friended me back (with one or two exceptions) or haven't posted anything in years or…

  • Spirit Day

    Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honour of the…

  • Farewell, Michael Foot

    One of the 'old guard' of the Labour party, before they started getting wishy-washy and middle class. I liked and respected the man, and am sorry to…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 4 comments