From where I’m sitting – Friday Fictioneers

So glad to be back to the Friday Fictioneers. I’ve really missed this group, writers, and friends. Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Ted Strutz for this wonderful prompt. It’s a goodie.

Here’s an impromptu poem, I guess. It may not make a whole lot of sense….

Hope everyone is well!


(Poetry: 100 words)

From where I’m sitting

From where I’m sitting
size zero prefers running over sex
but looks great in a bikini.

From where I’m
you need to get off your duff and fluff
up a towel.
Take a shower. Contribute.

From where I’m driving
on my ass.
Get off my ass!
You get nowhere faster driving fast.

where I’m laying,
the glass, half full,
languid in the pond
with birds flying over,
shitting, but missing.

I stand,
It’s better
to speak
than to get
Shat on or cursed. That
might be the worst.
Speak, be you. Smile on.


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66 thoughts on “From where I’m sitting – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Love it!
    From where I’m currently sitting this feels like a spoken word (Hey this is me!) piece, not a sit-on-the-page politely piece.
    (I’ve started trying spoken word because…well life’s too short and all that and a shy middle aged Maths teacher ought to know better. Pity you’re not around the tiny Vauxhall teahouse theatre in London next Friday.)
    Why don’t you record this – would love to hear your voice in your voice so to speak!

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    1. Thanks so much, MJ. What generous comments! It’s funny. I feel like I heard this as I wrote, but never said the words out loud. Now I am curious. I’ve never had a request to record my story. It’s so nice to hear. I wish I could be at the tea house with you. I’m not much of an orator, but I could be convinced to give it a shot. Good luck. You go! Hope it goes well!


  2. I love your use of the word “shat.” We don’t see the past tense of shit too often. You earn double points for that one.
    I too, would love to hear your voice. Someday, I need to get off my lazy ass and figure out how C.E. records his stories.

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    1. Shat was an impulse and I just went with it. Thanks for the double points. You’re right. We never see that one. I’m even surprised I wrote it! Great to see you.
      I, too, have to learn how to do the recording thing. Maybe I could actually make it happen. I’ve never really recorded anything I’ve written. I think it could be strange.


  3. The Bumble is BACK! How’s it going, Amy?

    Your poem’s great! Really hit on all cylinders. That opening stanza was perfect. At the gym and I wonder sometimes just what some of these “size zeroes” are thinking while I’m thinking, hey, I got enough poundage for all of you. Come by and borrow a few.

    Five out of five SSDD’s. 😀

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    1. Thanks for the warm welcome, Kent. I’m still bumbling. I think the first stanza is my favorite. Happy you like it too. I wish I could give my extra pounds away. That would be a lot easier. 😊 Thanks! And what exactly is SSDD’s again?


  4. Glad to see you back as well. Brilliant poem. You are officially better than random, know it or not. Always flabbergasted at .wordpress.Com community outpouring . It’s still a cold climb in .Org. Shat upon but head held high. I’m all about the spoken word. Even threatened to record my posts in soudcloud and link in their beginnings. People like the sound of my voice. Missed you and hope boys, husband, siblings, and Mom are well .

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    1. Shalagh, great to see you again. Thanks so much. It felt random but right. I like when that happens and it doesn’t happen that often. I wish I had more time to write. Working on book, but not enough. That feels too random too.
      Well, you can always do a prompt. You should try one!
      I think that’s a great idea to do the soundcloud recording. Do it!
      Everything is pretty good. Kids growing too fast. I hope all is well on your end.


  5. Love this and that picture is incredible. What I really like about the poem is about how it captures these small moments that paint a picture about a whole lot.

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    1. What a wonderful comment, Mark! Thanks so much. I’m glad it came together as a whole for you. Thanks for your comment Twitter. Sorry, I’m delayed here. WordPress thinks you’re a new friend to my blog and wants my approval. I don’t know why it does these things. Approved! And great to see you.


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