Penelope’s Poems

October 18, 2010

SLOTH

Filed under: Uncategorized — penelopephoebe @ 3:16 pm

SLOTH

 

She opened a sleepy, bleary eye

And peered at the clock so near

And saw the darkened, overcast sky

And a thought became quite clear

She would call in sick and stay in bed

And sleep for the whole day long

Nothing would move her, nothing, she said

in her bed she did belong

 

She dreamed of a creature with three toes

That slept for most of it’s day

It’s body is filthy and it shows

In it’s own unique bouquet

Upon awakening off she ran

To the shower to get clean

And hurried to work thinking a plan

To work out what it could mean

 

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70 Comments »

  1. i felt that this morning as i contemplated a day in bed doing nothing….and i also got up and made my way to work…

    Comment by 700miles — October 18, 2010 @ 5:00 pm | Reply

    • Me too, only for me was a long time ago.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 19, 2010 @ 3:06 am | Reply

    • love the poems pen xxjen

      Comment by jennyozzy — December 1, 2010 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

      • Thanks Jen:>)

        Comment by penelopephoebe — December 1, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

  2. You are so clever…sloth and sloth! Loved it.
    Victoria

    Comment by liv2write2day — October 18, 2010 @ 6:25 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Victoria. It was fun writing it.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 19, 2010 @ 3:07 am | Reply

  3. beautiful take.
    glad to see it working out.

    Comment by Jingle — October 18, 2010 @ 6:26 pm | Reply

  4. We’ve all been here at some time in our lives! An inner voice pulls you out of that slothful feeling, thank goodness! Love the poem.

    Comment by technogran — October 18, 2010 @ 6:44 pm | Reply

    • Thanks T.G.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 19, 2010 @ 3:16 am | Reply

  5. Guilt over sloth? I find it very humorous! great poem.

    Comment by 2zpoint — October 18, 2010 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

    • Cheers, for the compliment.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 19, 2010 @ 3:18 am | Reply

  6. cute, love the unique bouquet!!!

    Comment by Amanda — October 18, 2010 @ 10:25 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Amanda.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 19, 2010 @ 3:08 am | Reply

  7. Full of imagery so creatively expressed!! Loved it!! xoxox

    Comment by buttercup600 — October 19, 2010 @ 12:37 am | Reply

    • Thank you so much.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 19, 2010 @ 3:09 am | Reply

  8. what it could mean is nice..

    Comment by fiveloaf — October 19, 2010 @ 4:03 am | Reply

  9. Great Poem!

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    Comment by A(Squared) + M — October 20, 2010 @ 1:32 am | Reply

  10. Great Poem Pen makes you think, Thank you.

    Comment by sheila — October 20, 2010 @ 11:17 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Sheila.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 20, 2010 @ 11:46 am | Reply

  11. Oh my! I’ve had these sloth-ridden days. You wrote it perfectly! And adding the idea of sloth’s scent is brilliant!

    Comment by Talon — October 21, 2010 @ 3:03 pm | Reply

    • He he he, so have I.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 21, 2010 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

  12. Oh I know the feeling. But rise we must. I am sure your words ring true for so many. Wonderfully put.. Hugs Carrie

    Comment by Carrie — October 22, 2010 @ 2:39 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Carrie. I hope all is well with you.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 22, 2010 @ 3:19 am | Reply

  13. What a wickedly written poem Penny, I’ve not seen any of these before so I shall be back to view them (I’ve not been able to access this part of your Space before)… How ghoulishly excellent… Androgoth XXx

    Comment by andro51 — October 25, 2010 @ 11:54 pm | Reply

    • Cheers, Andro.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 26, 2010 @ 7:30 am | Reply

  14. yeah i dont want to become a 3 toes cloth…smiles.

    Comment by brian — November 2, 2010 @ 9:52 am | Reply

    • Me too, Brian:>)

      Comment by penelopephoebe — November 2, 2010 @ 11:58 am | Reply

  15. it reminded me of “Sid” in ice age 🙂

    Happy deepawali! May light, happiness and wealth shower down on your world and stay.

    Comment by trisha — November 5, 2010 @ 4:45 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Trisha.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — November 6, 2010 @ 7:38 am | Reply

  16. your poems are very touching..and moving.. gives one a lot to think about..
    hope your day is soft and ever so kind
    Hope

    Comment by Hope — November 7, 2010 @ 10:18 pm | Reply

    • Thank you so much hope.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — November 8, 2010 @ 8:58 am | Reply

  17. very good post.. love the irony… she just needs to look in the mirror

    Comment by Sy — November 10, 2010 @ 1:58 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Sharon.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — November 10, 2010 @ 10:16 am | Reply

  18. taking a very, very long break?

    Comment by trisha — November 29, 2010 @ 4:04 pm | Reply

  19. Sorry….lost my muse….back soon, hopefully.

    Comment by penelopephoebe — November 29, 2010 @ 5:24 pm | Reply

  20. Just stopping in to thank your for your visit. Hope all is well with you. Hugs Carrie

    Comment by Carrie — November 30, 2010 @ 12:22 am | Reply

  21. I love how you wrapped this up – unsure and contemplative. Its the solid closes that really shut the reader down, I like that you have not done that. Thanks again for stopping by:)

    Comment by Daniel Jay — December 17, 2010 @ 7:08 pm | Reply

  22. great blog il be back for more xxjen

    Comment by jennyozzy — March 10, 2011 @ 10:57 pm | Reply

    • Cheers Jen:>)

      Comment by penelopephoebe — March 11, 2011 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

  23. just called by have a lovely weekend pen xxjen

    Comment by jennyozzy — March 19, 2011 @ 3:48 pm | Reply

  24. Pen I loved the poem. Your very gifted. It took me forever to get to the bottom here.
    Hope all is well . Thanks for stopping.

    Comment by Lisa — March 21, 2011 @ 3:40 am | Reply

    • Hiya Lisa. Lovely to have you back.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — March 21, 2011 @ 7:52 am | Reply

  25. just popped by again to say hi have a good week xxjen

    Comment by jennyozzy — March 28, 2011 @ 10:36 pm | Reply

  26. I have just changed my Space to Private and want to know
    if you can get into it okay? If you can leave a reply here on this comment…

    Thank You Penny
    Have a most wicked day today

    Androgoth XXx

    Comment by Androgoth — April 1, 2011 @ 12:31 am | Reply

    • Hiya Andro. Yep, I can still get on your blog….yippee.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — April 1, 2011 @ 7:49 am | Reply

      • Excellent, I want to keep my most wicked of friends
        in My Gothic Realm… No… Not shackled to the dungeon
        wall, or in leg irons either… lol Just so that I know
        that I’ve got my dearest friends inside My Gothic Realm

        Thank you for your swift reply Penny
        And watch out for any of those April Fool Ghouls… lol

        Androgoth XXx

        Comment by Androgoth — April 1, 2011 @ 7:55 am

  27. just called to say hi xxjen

    Comment by jennyozzy — April 6, 2011 @ 7:22 pm | Reply

    • Hiya Jen…hope all goes well with you.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — April 7, 2011 @ 8:49 am | Reply

  28. Hi I am still here at the Salton Sea heading back up North to a foot of snow still on the ground. Am actually looking forward to that. Time to settle back in and catch up on blogging and visiting everyone here. I love gardening and yardwork, just not 12 months out of the year. Thanks for stopping in a while back. Happy Spring to you. Hugs Carrie

    Comment by Carrie — April 10, 2011 @ 12:37 am | Reply

    • Thanks Carrie. Hope all goes well.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — April 10, 2011 @ 1:48 pm | Reply

  29. just called to hi have a good week xxjen

    Comment by jennyozzy — April 12, 2011 @ 8:43 pm | Reply

  30. hi just came to wish you a lovely easter xxjen

    Comment by jennyozzy — April 18, 2011 @ 4:33 pm | Reply

  31. I really enjoyed this poem as it is how I’ve been feeling lately.

    Comment by Mystic Dreamer — April 20, 2011 @ 11:29 pm | Reply

    • Glad you enjoyed it:>)

      Comment by penelopephoebe — April 21, 2011 @ 7:25 am | Reply

  32. just called in pen hi xxjen

    Comment by jennyozzy — April 26, 2011 @ 10:55 pm | Reply

  33. just called by to wish you ell xxjen

    Comment by jennyozzy — May 23, 2011 @ 6:47 pm | Reply

    • Same to you, Jen.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — June 1, 2011 @ 8:25 am | Reply

  34. and well too pen lol xxjen

    Comment by jennyozzy — May 23, 2011 @ 6:47 pm | Reply

  35. I was browsing my friends spaces and came across your great site with beautiful poetry
    I enjoyed my visit and commend you on your talent , you are gifted with the pen
    Thank you
    Ian

    Comment by aussieian2010 — June 1, 2011 @ 8:17 am | Reply

  36. even the name sloth is awful a tramp of the animal world lol xxjen

    Comment by jennyozzyjennyozzy — June 8, 2011 @ 7:07 pm | Reply

  37. just came by to say hello and have a great week pen xxjen

    Comment by jennyozzy — June 12, 2011 @ 6:47 pm | Reply

  38. Yes I was thinking that it could be a monitor settings problem too,
    great minds think alike Penny… Thank you for calling in and adding
    your thoughts to this dilemma, I hope that it sorts itself out soon,
    though I have figured out a few things since writing this blog so
    it’s not all bad… Actually I like a lot of features in wordpress so I
    am not pulling the site to bits and it was very good of them to let
    us all join here straight from our WLS too… Have a lovely rest of
    evening Penny…

    I hope that little Morgan is behaving himself? lol

    Androgoth XXx

    Comment by Androgoth — June 16, 2011 @ 10:30 pm | Reply

  39. I am just calling by to say don’t worry when you cannot access my Space from this one,
    as I have had to remove your username from my Private Area, your other WordPress site
    is still on mine though so no problemo..The reason for deleting the one here is because I
    am only allowed thirty five usernames and I have had to remove 2nd Spaces… I am sorry
    about this Penny but I had no choice other than paying WordPress for extra slots…

    Have a wonderful rest of day and be good too. I had to remove one of Aussie Ian’s Spaces
    too my great friend so you are not alone, here it is not unlimited like it was in Windows Live
    Spaces…

    Androgoth XXx

    Comment by Androgoth — July 1, 2011 @ 1:48 pm | Reply

    • No probs, Andro. I always receive an e mail when you have a new post and follow the link. Hope you are enjoying the start of a sunny weekend.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — July 1, 2011 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

  40. Have a Blessed wonderful Christmas . Thanking about you
    Much Love

    Comment by RedWillow — December 21, 2011 @ 8:45 pm | Reply

  41. Ah a poem to caution about staying abed. There’s such a gentle flow to your poetry but inside the gentleness edges, sharp edges. I so enjoy reading your poems.

    Comment by happyflowerwordzoo002 — September 24, 2012 @ 3:57 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Happy. The sharpness always insists on thrusting through:>)

      Comment by penelopephoebe — September 24, 2012 @ 7:31 am | Reply

  42. Hi…are you around?

    Comment by Jodine — July 3, 2017 @ 12:22 pm | Reply


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