Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Mag - 25 May 2014

Something old, something new, somethings given, somethings beige, and a sixpence in the corner just for you.

Thank you Tess Kincaid, for bringing such artsy collectibles to our magpie tales today.

Where is Mr. Sock Monkey?

As he hangs on for dear life,
my thoughts scramble
round and round
in continual whirl
over the
of my own life
as compared
to his.

The truth is-
as human beings go
we're eggs
rolling briefly
in a moment's notice
the curtain closes.

Yet one stuffed sock 
survives endlessly 
in the winding
of endless life
with no expiration date.



Cloudia said...

Karen, we are SO on the same beam!
Thanks, Sistah Friend

ALOHA from Honolulu

Gillena Cox said...

Like your metaphor for sock monkey, good craft;one Muchhave a good week

Much love...

kaykuala said...

There is a finality for man. That is true! But memories live on in a stuffed sock so to speak. Wonderful write Karen!


Karen S. said...

Absolutely, and Aloha from Minnesota :)

Karen S. said...

Thanks so much! Enjoy your day as well!

Karen S. said...

You are spot on! Enjoy your day!

Gail said...

Wise words written wonderfully.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thank you, oh wise sock monkey!

It's a beautiful day here, and based on your advice, I'm going to take a walk down to the lake.


Kutamun said...

Perhaps stuffed sox will supercede us as the dominant primates on this glorious rock ?

TexWisGirl said...

awww. i liked it!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

The last line...excellent

My wife gets tired of me saying, "Life is Short."

Ginny Brannan said...

'The truth is-
as human beings go
we're eggs
rolling briefly.."

Wonderful observation! True words of wisdom.

Kathe W. said...

amen sister! Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! Wonderful lines here!

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Where is Mr. Sock Monkey! You gave me a big smile with this one Karen! Hugs!

Karen S. said...

He's hanging from the upper center right over the child's head in the painting! :)

Karen S. said...

Something we all wish wasn't so! :)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...


orchid Miyako said...

Wow; great writing and I SO loved to read the last paragraph♡♡♡
I'd love to see Mr. Sock Monkey♪♪♪

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Cait O'Connor said...

Words of wisdom.

Sue said...

I'm having a week that is causing this poem to resonate deeply with me.

Thanks for putting it out there!


Tess Kincaid said...

Oh! I have a Mr. Sock Monkey too...