July 18, 2011

My Begone(r) Gook


I slapped some clay on a spinner one day
Was supposed to resemble a vase
But it splatted and flatted and ended up bumpy
Not quite the preferred touch of class.

But I shaped it and draped it with stringy-like pieces
Made a V-sign and poked in two eyes
Chucked it into a kiln, went home, watched a film
Returned and there to my surprise

My Gook came out fine, face all  feathery lined
His chin a bit on the long side
The class gave a gasp, I returned a sharp rasp
I was proud and had nothing to hide

I painted, acquainted him, jewelled him all up
A brown face with golden delights
Took him home, found a spot where it wasn't too hot
He'd watch over me during the night.

I gave up the classes, the teacher, the masses
Were glad I was not in attendance
For I had no control, of wheel, pedal or soul
A girl with no hope of transcendence

But Gook won my heart, from his clayey-like start
I kiss him each-every morn
And in certain lights or just during the night
His face can take on a strange scorn

I have noted now, it's just funny somehow
When a date spends the night in low glow
His expression will change, looking sorta deranged
And by morning - I get the heave-ho........
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Don't forget, you can meet me on the other side!

13 comments:

Laurie Kolp said...

Cute... love the ending!

jane.healy said...

Love the story you have written here.

Jo Bryant said...

What a great interpretation.

Kathe W. said...

this is adorable- and sassy!

annell said...

This is a delightful piece!

Sioux said...

The ending was marvelous! You went off in a very creative direction.

earlybird said...

Great story! Really good take on the prompt.

thingy said...

LOL. Love it, love it. : )

ds said...

You know, I've come to like "Gook" too...nicely spun tale.

kaykuala said...

Lena,
Gook really gooked. Fantastic choice of words and to make them rhyme shows the class of poetry writing. And the 'heave-ho'? ( made it mysteriously beautiful!)

Helen said...

Love the rhythm of your rhyming ... love everything about your creation!

Lena said...

Thank you my fellow Magpies - I think I might try a Gook for real!!

Friko said...

great and very funny.

you are a good rhymester!