World In My Bed

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – April Poems – Day 11
Song Prompt – “The News From Your Bed”  (posted by Isadora)
“Write a prompt using a line or phrase of lyrics from the song.”

The song
“Bishop Allen is an indie art school band with a few big hits under their belts. Their mostly acoustic sound is bright, melodic, with a sprinkle of self doubting franticness. Their song “The News from Your Bed” is an homage to how much fun you can have without leaving the flat – sort of. Give it a listen.”

She puts on her smile
as if they can see it
over the phone.

Says, Oh no, no need
to worry. I am doing
fine. How are you?

Ducks back into a pillow-
laden bed, cries, with
piles of tissues `round her.

Getting dark, feels less guilty
turning on the TV, unplugging
the phone, and watching Aunt Bee.

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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12 Responses to World In My Bed

  1. macalder02 says:

    Enough imagination to put together a poem in that challenge.


  2. I so know the putting on a brave face, not to worry people. Loved this poem.


  3. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    …Tis why I don’t Facetime (much). Ha


  4. Hmmm, I’ve had my moments here.


  5. sanaarizvi says:

    Heartbreaking 😥😥


  6. isadoragruye says:

    You capture a sense of melancholy beneath a plastic veneer very well. Thanks for posting!


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