April 19, 2016 by petrujviljoen

The Queen of Spades sent

short message: I miss you … etc.

Return to sender:

This road we travelled, a kitch highway,

the same ground covered,

Ad Nauseam

Same clichés at every twist and turn


this emotional

punch bag now unavailable due to

system fatigue.

emotional punch bag

Photo & Text copyright PetruJViljoen

Linked to Dverse Poets. We do a Quadrille every second Monday. Grace is hosting.


25 thoughts on “Fatigue

  1. Even twists and turns can get monotonous after awhile….like one long winding road. I really liked where you took the prompt. 🙂

  2. Bryan Ens says:

    Love how “I miss you” is countered with “return to sender” one cliché deserves another.

  3. mtw says:

    this is such a quirky, curious poem – it reminds me of through the looking glass in regards to the tone.

  4. Great poem. I liked this one a lot.

  5. Bodhirose says:

    Those clichés can be quite tiresome…I get it! I think it’s called laziness.

  6. Sometimes we do tend to repeat cliche’s instead of acting… words can never really fill the voids… I love this and hope for a better twist of fate.

  7. What this made me think of is the apathy that comes with all those twists and turns, ups and downs. The stuff of everyday life. Clever.

  8. Bekkie says:

    I hate when that happens! I like excitement!

  9. Sumana Roy says:

    “Same clichés at every twist and turn”…true…

  10. nmykel says:

    Good for you, keeping up. Even from the sick bed!

  11. whimsygizmo says:

    Ooooo. I like this take, very much.

  12. Grace says:

    That’s a sweet message by the way ~ I hope the fatigue will go away after some rest & relaxation ~

  13. Patti says:

    Ouch. Sounds like one time too many. Over and out.

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