Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Blogfest of Doom - Beware the Ides of March

I love stuff like this. It's like Halloween in March, and all thanks to the lovely and talented Tami Hart Johnson, a.k.a., "The Watery Tart." Now for the Delusional Doom...

"The End"
by LTM

I know now how the end will come.
It will not be at the point of a gun.
It will be in the little daggers there.
The errant charge, the tangled hair
That causes one to scream, "Take care!"

Another day navigating frustration.
I did not say "new product registration!"
My work lies dormant, my paycheck empty
And the children's school needs another twenty!

But now calm rests my troubled mind.
The Ides of March, the perfect crime.

These throbbing pains I could endure
With a word from you, the single cure.
The one thing my trembling hand would stay...

Still nothing.

et tu, Brute?

* * *

Now what is this Delusional Doom that has caused me to wax poetic about my untimely demise? It's all explained here along with a list of participants (link).

Now scoot around to the other players and have some fun! But remember... Beware the Ides of March~

Til Thursday! <3

29 comments:

salarsenッ said...

Ooh, me likey! Wonderful job, girl.

Summer Ross said...

Great job! Your flow is really well done in this piece and I'm pretty sure you nailed the blogfest! Have a terrific day!

Pk Hrezo said...

Ha ha! Super cute!

Ellie said...

Hehe. That was excellent. Loved the last line!

Ella said...

I loved the way you wove it; Very clever~ <3 555

Colene Murphy said...

SOO awesome!! I love the poetry!!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Poems, too?

Very clever and nicely written.


Wave that boa ....

Michael

Anne N Kenny said...

Hehe so cute. Just one word!

Old Kitty said...

LTM!!!! This is great!! I loved the rhythm of it and fab ending!!! Yay!!!!!!!! Well done you! take care
x

LTM said...

@Summer & PK--Thanks, guys! :D I've been telling those I could email it's awful, I know. My apologies to the *real* poets in the group...

Been on the phone all day w/AT&T customer support and then dealing w/Farmers insurance, I'm getting very little work done... I should've subtitled it, "stuck on customer support line while dying in query purg." sigh. ;p

at least let's have fun w/it~ <3

Holly Ruggiero said...

Love the poem! I agree it is like Halloween in March.

N. R. Williams said...

Oh...you did a poem. It was wonderful! Great job.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium, Special .99 through April 30

Myne Whitman said...

Oh, that's a bit scary, and reminds me of the witch speak in Macbeth, lol..

RosieC said...

Great job, Leigh. I definitely feel the pain! :)

Jan Morrison said...

most excellent - I love this blogfest so many variations on death!
Jan Morrison

Mara Nash said...

Poetry! My nemesis. I suck at it, so I'm always in awe of anyone who can write a decent poem...and this one was great!

Talli Roland said...

Haha! Brilliant!

Carolyn Abiad said...

Very nice! I didn't have time to enter, and I don't have time to visit, and I don't have time to....you know - it's a busy week! <3

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, I love it! It's true, isn't it... the little stresses will get us in the end. Fabulous presentation!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Dealing with AT&T and an insurance company at the same time? That is like being nibbled to death by ducks! Humiliating and painful all at the same time!!

I wish you healing from today. Thanks for visiting and liking my entry.

I loved your poem. You created something of beauty while being nibbled to death by ducks. Bravo, Roland

LTM said...

@Holly & Jan--it's true, isn't it! My fave holiday is Halloween just b/c it's silly fun w/a traditionally morbid subject. I'm having fun reading everyone's posts~ :o) <3

DEZMOND said...

Positively creative, dahling :)

M Pax said...

That was fabulous! Wow. Very fun blogfest this has turned out to be. Yes, like Halloween in March.

Draven Ames said...

I loved the start and middle, but I was a little confused about the ending. What killed you? And what would have kept you? Et tu, Brute? I'll have to research that. Got to love Google.

I always try to be as polite as possible over the phone with people. It is a terribly difficult job, filled with a bunch of jerks. I've seen a number of people become such jerks after working in an environment like this. Hopefully you have patience enough to come home with a clear head, ready to have a wonderful day and forget the a------es on the other end of the chords. Nice poem!

Draven Ames

Mary Vaughn said...

My kind of poetry. Love what makes me smile.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

What a fun (and slightly demented) blog hop! And I love your doom-let. :)

Jennie Bailey said...

Nice doom. You suckered me in with the poem. ;-) What a twisted blog hop. Love it!!

Kittie Howard said...

Super clever! Doom's turned out to be fun! (And I'm back in the loop after a bit...and reading along, all's looking great.)

Me said...

Bravo,parfait