Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Stand Up



                               



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For Izzy's out of standard prompt on monsters at Real Toads.
 
 
I will take your life in trickles and half ass mockeries
You’ll stand only when flies light on my eyelids to feed and propagate
These slivers of pain cost me nothing, but will drain your emotional pocket book
My life lessons will grant permanent creases in your polyester future

Stand up, stand up
Physical pain pales with the heat from the sun
Stand up, stand up
But I am standing, low stool, dry rope

The backhand labeled “Mothers Love” always finds purchase
Bruises the color of ochre jelly gone rancid and crystalline
Carbon fiber character is not enough to mute the rabid cats
And the belly of the beast becomes a favorite resort destination

Stand up, stand up
Physical pain a sorely needed lover
Stand up, stand up
But I am standing, low stool, dry hope

15 comments:

  1. oh, damnation Corey. that is wicked... ~

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  2. Difficult to stand up in the face of such hatred and contempt. This is uncomfortably real, Corey.

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  3. And NO. Wire. Hangers. EVER!!!!!!

    "These slivers of pain cost me nothing, but will drain your emotional pocket book" I never heard it put so well, and believe me, I've lived it.

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  4. There is no worse monster than that. Wowzers!

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  5. Okay, now this is seriously scary.
    K

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  6. Please mommy dearest no more!! "Bruises the color of ochre jelly gone rancid and crystalline"....scary. You always delight even when it is horror.

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  7. Yikes! Horror, totally undercut by polyester creases! Ha.

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  8. Yes my emotional pocket book is drained also. Well put.

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  9. hey leave my polyester future alone! or am i being a pollyanna?
    love this, Corey. been missing your voice.

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  10. Really chilling--you definitely remind us the real, most terrifying monsters are simply other people. I like the line Shay quoted, and also the half-ass mockeries, trickles, and the belly of the beast looking surprisingly vacation worthy. A fine, hair-curling write, Corey.

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  11. "Christina....bring me the axe!" was my favorite movie line for years. Like what you have done here, Rowley, and I love that the prompt got you to write something--I m still shamefully blocked--. Loved the line about life lessons leaving permanent creases on polyester furniture. Well done bucko and viva la

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  12. Powerful.

    Love this:

    "Bruises the color of ochre jelly gone rancid"

    Great use of that color!

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  13. Love the line "these slivers of pain cost me nothing...." So true of venomous mothers!

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  14. Powerful - hair raising most likely because this is often all too real!

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