If these walls could talk...

Over at Poetry Thursday this week, the prompt is about talking walls. Specifically, what would walls say if they could talk. It's pretty interesting, if you think about it. Maybe a little frightening, too.

They'd say "MY GOD WOMAN, RUN!!!!"

No, really. I try not to listen to the walls, it's enough that I talk to myself, I don't need the walls to talk to.

Since I've been conspicuously not writing much lately, I was pleasantly surprised to be able to run with two (count 'em 2!) poems this week.

Hodge podge of tastes,
Soaked into the walls.
Do I dare ask what they know?



New construction
No voices to fill the silence.
Untouched by
squeals of delight
and four-letter words of anger.
"First impressions are everything"
even to the walls.

For more talking walls, visit Poetry Thursday
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12 Response to "If these walls could talk..."

  1. Anonymous Says:
    Nov 30, 2006, 2:42:00 PM

    I especially like the second poem- did you and G. talk?

  2. Anonymous Says:
    Nov 30, 2006, 4:51:00 PM

    The second poem is
    intimidating indeed ;)

  3. Anonymous Says:
    Nov 30, 2006, 6:34:00 PM

    No, don't talk to walls. You're doing a nice enough job talking to us thru your blog. Besides, walls are just jealous.

  4. liz elayne lamoreux says:
    Nov 30, 2006, 8:25:00 PM

    i really like the image in the second poem of the first impression given to walls.

  5. madd says:
    Nov 30, 2006, 10:12:00 PM

    oh these are wonderful..intersting comparison..good one!!,..m

  6. Dana says:
    Nov 30, 2006, 11:11:00 PM

    New construction
    No voices to fill the silence.

    That is drop dead gorgeous. Why didn't I write those lines?

    Dana @ poetry thursday

  7. Kayt Says:
    Dec 1, 2006, 7:43:00 AM

    Hey Jayne - great job on the poems - I especially love the second one :)

    I'm back to blogging now, but not the poetry blog yet - but I wanted to stop in and compliment your good stuff anyway!

  8. Rebekah says:
    Dec 1, 2006, 11:24:00 AM

    I loved reading your poems that came out of you unexpectedly! I was prompted to visit by your visit to my blog - and sweet, sweet words. I haven't written in - what, has it been three months????? You have inspired me to re-enter the blogosphere. There are certainly new, wonderful people to meet - and after reading your blog list, I realize we have many common blog friends. Thanks again for stopping by, you fellow Texan.

  9. Anonymous Says:
    Dec 1, 2006, 11:45:00 AM

    I love this:

    "First impressions are everything"
    even to the walls.

    So glad you got some nuggets out of the exercise!

  10. Anonymous Says:
    Dec 2, 2006, 1:27:00 AM

    I enjoyed the writing and the premise of the second one. New construction/clean slate/no history... interesting take on the prompt.

  11. JP (mom) says:
    Dec 2, 2006, 8:29:00 AM

    Wonderful poems, Jayne. The first with the "hodge podge of tastes" wondering what it must think & the second with the apprehension of what lays ahead ... brilliant! much peace, JP

  12. Schnozz says:
    Dec 13, 2006, 10:03:00 AM


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