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Friday, October 1, 2010

For the Record @ Small Stories and Stuff

10/01/10 - Six Word Fridays

Well, for the first time in a long time, I am on time for Six Word Fridays! This week’s prompt from Melissa’s great Friday writing exercise is for the record. We participants may use just six words to express what the prompt means to us, or, as I usually do, we can write a poem using six-word lines. Click on Melissa’s name above to get all the rules and join in. You’ll like it here.



My Contribution:


For the record, if there were
no record, we would all have
nothing to report or to dispute
or to agree with or not.

For the record, my record may
not match yours or your neighbor’s.
We may see the same thing
and not see it the same
at all, no, not at all.

For the record, records are made
to be broken or at least
cracked or weakened so a breaking
is possible and a new one
stationed atop the world of records.

For the record, I am sixty-two
and refuse to act my age
and wear sensible shoes, opting instead
for cute little heels with pointy
toes that peek from the hems
of my “Not Your Daughter’s Jeans.”

For the record, I just cooked
the most incredible pot of shrimp
risotto with red pepper flakes and
a touch of honey just for
me and my girlfriends - no men.

For the record, I plan to
spend Sunday afternoon in my bed
with my friends and drink wine
and eat snacks and watch TV
shows just for girls like us.

For the record, my life is
good and filled with love and
craziness and a zany man-friend
who holds the record of being
the craziest person I ever knew.

11 comments:

Molly @ Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce said...

I love this poem, CJ because you evoked so many different meanings out of the expression. You sound like a lot of fun!

Sue said...

I really liked this, CJ. I hope a lot of people get to read it, because they will be glad they did!

=)

Belinda said...

For the record, I think that
you are my kind of awesome
super cool and super fun woman!

Tell me, are you on Twitter?
I'd love to follow your tweets!

bekkles said...

Love it,coupling your crazy shoes
with some "not your daughter jeans"
The Sunday's sound like much fun
My Saturday better for your words!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

2bdancing said...

Sounds like great weekend and a great poem.

iseeyoulookingatme said...

Well your poem certainly bore up to a good reading. I liked it more and more as I read along. Thanks!

Rose said...

enjoyed your poem. loved the remark about the shoes, i'm 61 and for the record i don't want to look like an old hag. rose

Ames said...

Just for the record :) I'm glad I read your poem. I really liked it!~Ames

Green Monkey said...

THAT was fun! and glad to see I'm not the only one who drinks wine in bed.

jeff campbell said...

For the record...I really like this poem...not wanting to sound like a broken record, your writing is way cool...Peace

melissa said...

For the record, this sounds fun!
Hope you had a great time. :)

(And those shoes? Inspiring. Love them.)