Friday, November 14, 2014

Winner? (zeno)

Hide and seek is not for the meek.                              
My daughter modeling hiding in the trunk.*

"Ready or not
here I
come!"
After midnight
feeling
dumb.
Still hiding in
the trunk,
numb.*


*Do NOT attempt at home.*


Many thanks to Michelle Heidenrich Barnes and J. Patrick Lewis for introducing me to the poetry form zeno. 

I recommend you visit today's gracious Poetry Friday hostess, Keri, at Keri Recommends. Enjoy!

24 comments:

Gathering Books said...

Lol. Amusing poem. I think i had a similar experience of hiding so well and it took a while for me to realize that no one has found me and the game was over.

jama said...

Hah! This reminds me of why I never liked hiding :). Thanks for another fun poem!

Liz Steinglass said...

Oh yeah, I've done that. Not hidden in a trunk, but hidden a little too well.

Tara said...

Make that another one, me, who hid rather too well for her own good once upon a time!

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you! Great hiding skills can be a mixed blessing. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Jama! I know, you want to hide well so you'll win, but not so well that everyone forgets you. =)

Tabatha said...

I don't remember hiding too well for anyone to find me, but I do remember hiding on a yellow jacket nest. Everyone could find me pretty easily once I started yelling!

Bridget Magee said...

Glad you didn't hide in a trunk, Liz! Sometimes hiding too well backfires. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Oh no, Tara! Seems poets are good at hiding - maybe behind our words as well? =)

Bridget Magee said...

Oh my, Tabatha, that's awful! I hope you weren't stung too many times! Ouch!

Donna Smith said...

I remember some great hide and seek games in our big old dark house when our cousins came to visit. I don't remember if I was good or not...I do remember being scared of hiding in the dark waiting...

Diane Mayr said...

I never was a big hide and seek fan, but my kids loved it when they were younger. They're both in their 30s now and still talk about the good old hide and seek games they played.

Linda B said...

Wonderful zeno, Bridget. They are fun to write, and this time, you seem to have brought up lots of memories. I know what you mean, but don't remember if it ever happened to me that way. I do remember hiding in bushes, and running like mad to get home!

catherinemjohnson.com said...

I always outside the kids. Haven't played played hide and seek in ages. That is scary out there until midnight yikes! Great Zeno.

Mary Lee said...

Yes, what everyone else said, but also this -- brilliant title!!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! I like that hide and seek seems to be a universal game. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Funny how some played hide and seek endlessly when they were a kid and others not so much. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Yes, Catherine, I agree that being left hiding until midnight would be very scary - luckily I was never that good. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Mary Lee! Winning is relative if you end up winning because you were forgotten! =)

Bridget Magee said...

Wow, Donna, playing in a "big, old dark house" would add another layer to the game that I'm not sure I would enjoy. I don't like to be scared. =)

Robyn Hood Black said...

Hahaha! You were definitely born with a clever bone, Bridget, and a knack for universal appeal - thanks for sharing! :0)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Robyn! I think my kids bring out my "clever bone" and turn my hair white! LOL =)

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

So glad this fun zeno got a replay, Bridget! I remember such occasions as well-- you feel so clever with yourself until the panic sets in that they've forgotten about you!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Michelle, for bringing zenos to my attention and for sharing this one during your Round-Up last month. Panic is never good when playing a supposedly "fun" game like hide and seek. =)

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