a bunch of ballerinas

janelle the ballerina is
so graceful when she dances
but clumsy like a klutz
in any non-staged circumstances
princess grace we call her
when she falls out of her bed
and tumbles down the stairs
to start the day
she’s awkward and incompetent
she’s like a walking accident
but we have heard
a bunch of ballerinas are that way
so we’re not gonna worry
but for when she’s in a hurry
and just to show janelle
how much we care
and to minimize her bruised shins
we’re putting bumper cushions
all along her path and
on the furniture and stairs
© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by open clipart-vectors, courtesy pixabay.com
created for the Daily prompt – clumsy
and we hear it fits the Daily prompt – heard

2 thoughts on “a bunch of ballerinas

  1. Love this! The flow of it is just so bouncy and fun! And, well, one of my roommates was a ballerina, so I find this pretty entertaining for that reason too. And, I dunno, I just love the first four lines.


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