Paint it Green

Paint it Green

by Gloria Ronahan

picture by teacat

Will pain die like autumn leaves —
Turn brown and fall astray?
Its faded tones indulged
By wicked winds then blown
Onto my doorstep’s welcome mat.

Like pain, the leaves want inside
– but I — sweep them all away.
There’s always next year
When I’ll spray paint all the leaves
Perennially green
They’ll never fall
That solves the fucken problem.

tumblr_inline_n9mlf4f1Nm1srt9b2.jpgRonahan lives and works in Penticton, BC, near her adult children, and two magnificent lakes. Now well into her third chapter, she is working on going gentle into that dark night, and dragging a bunch of reluctant slow pokes along with her. She will be taking advantage of senior discounts and looks forward to subjecting the inmates at the old folks’ home to her particular brand of humour.

While versatile in many forms, Ronahan, is most herself with humour. She refers to these works as comedic frescoes — that is scenario writing that nudges us to laugh at the banal vicissitudes of life. Her guiding principle is best stated by Edward de Bono, when he wrote, “Humour is the most significant dimension of the brain”. Her motto is: If you can’t laugh at yourself, someone else will, so, beat them to the draw.

7 Comments for “Paint it Green”

Doug Langille

says:

This was a hoot, Gloria. A little spray paint here and there solves the problem right some quick. 😉

says:

Yep, because in my research trying to find out why leaves turn colours it’s apparently to ward off insects. I think the truth is, no one really knows why, so I figure if they’re green permanently they’ll never fall. What’s that you say? They have to breathe? What the heck. Thanks for putting my poem in your wonderful ezine, doug and Anisa. You guys are BEST.

says:

A clever piece by a clever writer. Love this poem, Gloria! Well done! 🙂

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J.C. How much I always love to see you. Have you written your erotica piece yet, and I missed it? Yes, I still remember. Many thanks for your read and review.

says:

Haha, not yet! I still need to write a new one, since I lost the one I wrote when I was 18. Don’t worry; if I ever publish it, you’ll be the first to know! Good to see you too! 😉

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