Sunday Scribble




every face looks

like someone else's, same eyes

same cheekbones, curve of chin

and the words our mothers

once said to us, a surprise

coming from our own mouths

someone should, perhaps

try something new

just a thought, the world is old --

there are so many similar people

walking around now

-- smh

The artwork is Lunch, by George Tooker, 
1964, Columbus Museum of Art, 
and comes to Small Works via Tess at   
Magpie Tales. 

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Allie said...

I see my mother everywhere I go. From the back usually. After my dad died, I would see him everywhere too. Of course mum is still alive, and I've embarrassed myself shouting after her when she wasn't there. I like your Sunday Scribble, Susan! That picture got me, I couldn't figure out what the heck they were doing at first. I'm a little short on sleep though, lol!

Leenie said...

First: Yes! a fine gift to have have friends who are poets. There are good uses for some of plethora of communications in the world.

Second: Lots of sameness made even worse by people trying to stand out by all dressing alike. Hehe.

And OH that turning into our parents! Trying to be different and still find ourselves following the same path.

Nice work---one of these times I'm going to have to get involved with Magpie Tales.

Tess Kincaid said...

Ah yes, everything is relative...well done...

The Cello Strings said...

reflective and beautiful descriptions.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

gave me a thought, although yes, almost everything is relative, now that I am here in Canada, i am always fascinated how, one family can have different hair and eye color in each member. of course we also have in the Philippines, gray/white hair for the young and old... LOL!

love this!..


Helen said...

... try something new. ... the world is old. How refreshing, how true.

Carrie Burtt said...

Relativity....nice take on the prompt!

Brian Miller said...

trying something new might be refreshing...why is it we keep doing the same expecting different results? i like the voice you use in this...

Templeton's fury said...

we are more alike than we are different

Trellissimo said...

Ain't that the truth! :)

Berowne said...

What was it Oscar Wilde wrote? "Every woman grows to be like her mother; that's her tragedy. No man does; that's his."
Or something like that :-)

HyperCRYPTICal said...

The truth indeed.

Anna :o]

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