Ms. Poppins’ Travails

Drones.
Little mechanical beasties
shall not be my demise!
Flashing metal, whirs and spins,
winds whoosh. Just concentrate!
Umbrella steady, point toes left.
Nose bleeding, dress in shreds
whirling blades too close again.
Children waiting. Parents chafing.
Magic wearing thin.
Umbrella soon to be
my rain-only accessory.

showers_umbrella

With apologies to Mary Poppins. ย Motivated by Dverse Poets Pub prompt: create a Persona Poem. Decided to take the “light” approach today — a little humor to hopefully make you smile.

29 thoughts on “Ms. Poppins’ Travails

  1. Melinda Kucsera January 13, 2016 / 11:03 am

    This is fantastic! It’s almost a steampunk take on an old favorite. I love the detail and the action.

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      • Melinda Kucsera January 13, 2016 / 11:10 am

        It reminded me of a book I read last year though I must say, your take trumped it easily. That book spent 60K words to do what you did in far, far less and your poem was mush more imaginative and character-driven ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Abhra January 13, 2016 / 11:39 am

    I love the beautiful fun effect in your poem.

    Umbrella soon to be
    my rain-only accessory.

    Made me smile.

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    • lillian January 13, 2016 / 1:30 pm

      It sure did. I read others and applied words like “amazing” “beautiful” etc. Mine is just a little ditty — something for a chuckle. We need all kinds, right? ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the read and exclamation point — always nice to get that kind of punctuation for a reaction. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Grace January 13, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    I hope they won’t disappear ~ Not sure I am liking the drones at the moment ~ Thanks for joining us ~

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    • lillian January 13, 2016 / 1:31 pm

      Little buzzing flying machines — getting in the way of bonafide airplanes now — and surely Mary Poppins would object!

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      • Grace January 13, 2016 / 5:41 pm

        Hi Lillian,

        Would appreciate it if you can visit, read and comment on the poems of your fellow poets ~ Thanks and have a good week ~

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      • lillian January 13, 2016 / 6:26 pm

        Hello again Grace:
        Hope you will catch this reply.
        I hope I have not offended you in anyway. I just went back to the links and by my count, have already replied to ten other personna poems. I just joined Dverse the week before the holidays and, for example, just learned what a Habun is….enjoyed reading and commenting on many habuns of other poets. Clearly, I’ve not gotten to your personna poem yet and for that I apologize. I wasn’t aware that I was expected to read every single post in Dverse….and I also thought that these prompts were open for a week. I enjoy reading others’ works — and truly enjoy the many friendships I’ve developed over my year of posting poetry and flash fiction. I just have so much time and can not get to every post in one day. And sometimes, I do not get to every single post to a prompt. Again, I do apologize if I’ve offended you in any way. I am out the door now but shall get to yours and other personna posts tomorrow morning.
        I wish you the very best — and do hope to chat with you again.
        Lillian

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      • Grace January 13, 2016 / 9:46 pm

        In reply to your comment, I am not offended at all (as I hope you are not offended with mine) ~ You are not expected to read every poem in a day, that is too much ~ This is just a gentle reminder to make the rounds & if you have done so, then its fine and you can ignore my comment ~ I normally reiterate this guideline to newcomers as our community thrives on give and take relationship ~

        Have a wonderful week Lillian ~

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  4. navasolanature January 13, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    It is lovely and light floating into the air with an umbrella. Great whooshing words!

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    • lillian January 13, 2016 / 1:32 pm

      I’ll take whoosing over buzzing any day ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the read and fun reply!

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    • lillian January 13, 2016 / 1:33 pm

      So glad you liked it! IHATEPOETRY — now that’s an interesting handle for someone in this group.

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  5. Mary January 13, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    I enjoyed this light approach! Cleverly contrived.

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    • lillian January 13, 2016 / 1:34 pm

      Sometimes fun to just be fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you enjoyed…..so interesting to see all the different takes on one prompt. Enjoying this group immensely.

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  6. Bjรถrn Rudberg (brudberg) January 13, 2016 / 3:43 pm

    Witty and elegant.. at fits coming directly reading about bumble bees my thought of drones where of other kinds… I think Mary Poppins would have a hard time today.

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    • lillian January 13, 2016 / 4:55 pm

      So glad you liked it. Thought a little humor would send smiles across the waves ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. katiemiafrederick January 13, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    SMiLes..
    first A
    drag
    on fly
    then A
    roaches
    WinGs
    and now
    drones
    encroach
    iN killing
    life.. when
    insects large
    programmed
    to kill.. or even
    deliver mail..
    balance
    of Nature
    less longer
    moves.. no
    longer meek
    inherits earth.:)

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    • lillian January 13, 2016 / 4:56 pm

      Like the first word of your reply the best! Many thanks for the read and as always, your reply.

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      • katiemiafrederick January 13, 2016 / 7:14 pm

        Thanks to you too my friend..with SMiLes again..:)

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  8. Bodhirose January 13, 2016 / 5:06 pm

    Really fun and it did make me smile! Poor Ms. Poppins, she may be losing her touch with that umbrella. :~)

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    • lillian January 13, 2016 / 5:08 pm

      Love your reply! Always happy to supply a smile ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค—

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    • lillian January 14, 2016 / 11:51 am

      So glad you liked it! Many thanks for the read and compliment!

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