metaphors are like similes are like expectations are…

September 13, 2011

…like the little, pink dress that seems such a vibrant, lively color and that fits so warmly, so familiarly that you aren’t sure how you expressed yourself without it showing off your curves and accentuating your best features worn out in the bright light of day looks tawdry and needy, clinging to your skin suffocatingly and you wonder what about it attracted you in the first place as it calls attention to your bad habits, exaggerating your flaws as you haven’t got the shoes to match.

If you expect nothing, you’re apt to be surprised. You’ll get it. – Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

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17 Responses to “metaphors are like similes are like expectations are…”

  1. abichica said

    beautiful. so perfectly put.. 🙂

  2. I love the transition in this one! It’s a completely different style than you’re used to posting and I likes it! Kudos!

  3. I agree… I love the transition or (maybe better) the devolution of this one! It’s a great surprise to the reader. An unexpected twist… and one that many of us can probably relate to. Both literally and metaphorically. Great one!!

  4. Excellent as always–just thought I’d let you know that I still love your poetry but I’m much more busy during the school year, so won’t be by as often. Unfortunately I have to sacrifice some things with my schedule, so I gave up sleep, showering, and your blog– in that order. 😉

    • Fountains said

      Lmao! No worries. 🙂 I haven’t been poking around WP or posting as much as I once did, either. Good luck with the school thing, it’s enough to drive a soul crazy.

  5. fiveloaf said

    malcolm the hot ballooner.. what a great personality you are sharing! tq fountains.. my gooseberry.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/helpless/

  6. I too love the translation of this poem and it is easy for us to relate to your wonderful words thanks for sharing and happy picnic
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/09/19/my-world/#comment-925

  7. I think I saw you at the airport yesterday! This is a brillliant bit of writing. You capture the feelings of this oft repeated situation quite well.Very nice!
    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/fragile-cloth-2/

  8. A.B. Thomas said

    Nicely done!

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