a proposition

if my happy is too loud,
splashing yellow-paint sun
across the floor, staining it
anything but sorry

if i wear joy
in plaids with polka-dots
just for the sake
of clashing

will you correct me,
mop up the color
& quiet the noise

or will you smile,
turn up your hands
& join me in this mess
of mud pies

i am making?

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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23 Responses to a proposition

  1. boomiebol says:

    Join you I will 🙂

  2. If I splash white on your sun-yellow we can make it even brighter! This is wonderful and full of joy of living, thank you! I love it.

  3. nelle says:

    Mudpies could be fun sport.

  4. unfetteredbs says:

    love when you are playful with your words Susan. Happiness in your colors and patterns

  5. jmgoyder says:

    I will definitely join you!

  6. Green Speck says:

    I would love too 🙂

    • Great! We have enough for teams, too, in case it gets reduced to a mud ball war instead 😉

      We yanks are especially good at mud slinging, especially this time of year, every four years…

  7. jomul7 says:

    Never ever apologize for being so full of life and joy. This was a beautiful scent!
    Thanks Susan!

  8. pure! And beautifullly fun!

  9. George Ellington says:

    Oh dear, such an easy question to answer. I so delighted in this verse, Susan. So playful and tempting. And touching the child of me who longs to toss colors at walls and skip songs over waves.

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  11. Insight says:

    Me too will join you! 😀 🙂

    Rahul

  12. Susan, much as I agree that this is beautifully written and fun, I wll certainly not join you to make this mess. I mean I have to clean up and that is one thing I hate, mopping up the mess my kids create! 🙂 I’m laughing my head off writing this. 🙂

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