27.1.22 The Waiting Room

Hieronymus Bosch's Garden Of Earthly Delights


She is my
elderly neighbour.
She sneezes.
The room
goes quiet, and
they stare at us.

I burst out laughing.

Not because they’re staring at us, but because I remember my father saying, “Look on the bright side. You can’t fail forever.”

Image an extract of Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden Of Earthly Delights c. 1510-1515 Public Domain. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting #apoemaday on Twitter

5 responses to “27.1.22 The Waiting Room”

  1. The picture made me chuckle, the poem made me smile and I love that line of your father’s.

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    1. Last year I participated in a month-long poetry challenge, and I used Hieronymus Bosch paintings as the inspiration. The man is scary! But that little guy sure made me chuckle.

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      1. I put Bosch into giggle and was amazed how prolific he was.


  2. Everything that Hobbo said. 🙂

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    1. 😂😂 Thank you!

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