Sunday, December 26, 2010

Prompt 148: Comb

Thanks to Gautami Tripathy of Rooted for this week's prompt, comb. Here is her wonderful offering:


her children surrounded her
with so much trust-
those tangles bothered her
she knew she had to tackle it.
on Christmas day, with a strong will
she combed him out

without untangling we are a mess, both inside and outside

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  1. Thank you, Gautami. You message is simple though universal. We all need the untangling reminder.

    My OSI entry also starts out with mothers helping little girls make their hair look nice.
    Great minds ... , :)

  2. And indeed it needs courage to do that.. a lot of courage and clarity.. well, Gautami..another masterpiece from you..

  3. I wrote my haiku before reading your poem.My mind went another direction. As you wrote, it is so true. One must comb out those tangles to have a smooth life.

  4. The poor mother's predicament!! Dilemma and uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation as this.

  5. wonderful prompt & poem, Gautami Tripathy!