The Sunday Muse 154 — Lambs and Lions

 

So used to keeping her head down, she
felt the fuzzy image meant no harm.
She didn’t think to pierce the surface;
fell in, susceptible to his charms.
Closer and yet closer she drifted
to the farther shore, following the wiggles
in the pool. What’s more, further away
she drifted from the warmth of her besties.
A winter wind in spring rippled the lamb.
By chance, looking up, she saw the beast
sniffing her scent, licking its chops.
Raising the sail and tilting the tiller, her
chill friend, the winter spring wind, cast
her back to her home on the warm shore.

 

Carrie is today’s host of The Sunday Muse.

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    This has happened in many a relationship. A captivating poem for the image Lisa! Always glad to see you at the Muse!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Carrie. I enjoyed writing to that image.

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  2. Sadje says:

    Very creative thinking Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure

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  3. kaykuala h says:

    the winter-spring wind, cast
    her back to her home on the warm shore.

    There are times to take safety as a priority! Given many uncertainties now , it may be the best course of action. Rightly so Jade!

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Hank, I’m glad she looked up and glad she had help.

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  4. Gillena Cox says:

    Nice one.enjoyed the video too

    Happy Easter

    (✿◠‿◠)

    much love…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Gillena. Happy Easter!

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  5. memadtwo says:

    I’m glad she saw the true reflection in time!

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  6. Helen Dehner says:

    I enjoyed reading your poem … a twisty take on that lion and lamb. ‘The winter spring wind’ ~~ great descriptive.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Helen, thank you 🙂

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  7. wyndolynne says:

    The safety of good friends! That chill wake-up was perfect. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for reading and your comment 🙂

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  8. Susie Clevenger says:

    Safety…a great destination after traveling a troubled sea

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I like your view, Susie!

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  9. Beverly Crawford says:

    Thank heaven for the winter spring wind! Good write!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Beverly, thank you 🙂

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  10. qbit says:

    “following the wiggles
    in the pool” – Nice!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks!

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  11. robtkistner says:

    Saved by the wind, cool Lisa… 🙂 …my first introduction to Mitski. Interesting artist, quite!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like it. Mitski has 3 albums so far. The last one, Be the Cowboy, is excellent! Her lyrics get under my skin.

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  12. I like this! A suspenseful story told in poem form.

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