Taking Off?

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2016 Challenge – Day 27
Write a take off poem, e.g. take off from work, a runway, a dangerous situation, or maybe even a comfortable one.

The line denotes a wait of hours.
To quiet screaming children down,
toys are pulled from bags, as parents glower.

A slew of requests for candy drowns
out announcements regarding flights.
At front of the line a man beeps and frowns.

All flights are cancelled, bad weather, poor sight.
An uproar ensues, passengers flustered.
Just where will families spend the night?

Next morning comes; people are disgusted,
the toilets have lines, nothing is clean.
When the line reforms, someone is busted.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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1 Response to Taking Off?

  1. Myrna Zach says:

    Or maybe the pilot has been drinking.

    Sent from my iPad


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