Thursday, April 7, 2011

55- Insight


A crystalline cloud seemed to blur his sight. 
No amount of eye rubbing or blinking 
helped to remove this blight. 
It had been hardly noticeable until this day. 
Worry froze his mind. 
His eyes were his life. 
Color and imagery his profession. 
He cried out for help 
and the answer came, 
“Dad, clean your glasses.”
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36 comments:

Jannie Funster said...

That made me chuckle for sure!

My hubby once had some of his eyeball rub off and float around, scared the heck outta him until the doc said it would be absorbed and all fine.

xo

Elaine said...

This is the story of my life. It's like pea soup before I manage to clean my glasses! Nice!

Titanium said...

Whew! Far better to have dirty glasses than a detached retina. Or a TIA... or...

Yeah.

Good one, MM!

5thsister said...

Oh my...this is so me!

dustus said...

Gotta keep the optics clean, Pop... Good call on the part of the kid. LOL Well done!

G-Man said...

Mine go uncleaned for days.
When I do clean them it's like that Clariton commercial.
Great 55 MM.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End!

Mama Zen said...

This sounds familiar!

Good one, Monkey Man!

Margaret said...

Looks like peanut butter to me! (My 3 year old is addicted to it and also loves to touch my glasses..) great 55!

Pheromone Girl said...

Hmmm...maybe it was YOU that caused the whole incident I wrote of today.

Nicely done! Where's the cleaning cloth? You KNOW Windex is bad...

edenhills said...

What a great happy ending. I was worried for a minute. Love to come here for a bit of cheer.

Teresa

Brian Miller said...

hehe...breathing easier now....

Me said...

Hmmm...Perhaps I have a similar problem. I thought it was foggy this morning on my drive in to work, but maybe not...? :)
-C

yellowhousecafe said...

love this..made me think of Doc Hollywood (wont bore ya, but similar story), thanks for the fun!

avoidtheclap said...

You're always good for some wisdom and a smile.

the walking man said...

Or not and call it a new school of artistic expression.

izzy said...

Yup, Keep it simple, silly! If I wake up to quick from a nap sometimes, I can panic over things like that too- Easy does it man! Good 55 Thanks!

Deborah said...

Delightful! :o)

hedgewitch said...

That's my husband--though he isn't prone to panic. I've seen his glasses so filmed over that his eyes are barely visible--eventually he figures it out...nice 555--and I liked you tale of poop and the scofflaw below, also. As a gardener I agree totally about the free-pooping cats in my flowerbeds, which long ago forced me into wearing gloves.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Looks like you got dive-bombed by a pigeon! (LOL!)

Nice 55, Double-M!

moondustwriter said...

In Cal that cloud is radioactive!!

glad it's just the glasses

Happy Weekend

Moonie smiles

clean and crazy said...

awesome 55, love the picture!!

anthonynorth said...

Good advice - now, where's the screen?

Mona said...

lol! That sure happens many a times with me too! :D

Claudia said...

ha nice - maybe should clean my glasses as well...thought it's such a foggy day today...smiles

Alice Audrey said...

LOL. Been there, done that.

Olivia said...

Smiles.. thank goodness it was just that- lolssssss

Wonderful post- fun n laughter included..

Hugs xoxox

Linda said...

Cool! I like this. My glasses are always dirty, ever since I got my last prescription with anti glare coating. Never again.

Shanae Branham said...

Cute. I laughed. This is fun. I am enjoying my first 55.

joanny said...

Smiles,, I agree with Bubba's comment -- back east there was a joke we would say 'don't look up" and of course someone would look while a pigeon was flying over head.


enjoy the day we have SUN SHINE,
joanny

Kelley said...

I love these! That last line made me laugh out loud. :)

Sandra said...

So glad your poems usually always end in a humorous fashion. I find myself feeling like "Oh god, what bad thing is going to happen..." I'm nail biting...and then, buddy has dirty glasses. Phew!
Love it! You're a creative genius!

MomsJournal said...

hahahaha! Most of the time the simplest answer is the correct one. ;-)

RNSANE said...

I use my glasses for distance and driving but, I swear, cleaning them never enters my mind. Occasionally, if one of my sons is in the car when I drive and I ask them to hand my glasses to me, I get just that kind of comment, about how dirty they are. A swipe of the lens cloth makes an incredible difference! I thought I might be developing cataracts! Oops, reminds me, my optomotrist called the other day. It's time for my annual appointment.

Cute 55!

Someone is Special said...

great 55.. made me smile.....'Dad clean your glasses'..here is my poetic 55... a dream she is... a kiss seals it...

Someone is Special

Jingle said...

magical ending....

I am glad I need no glasses.

fabulous 55.

ladynimue said...

lolz !! this was good !