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

thumbs up

she makes it a puzzle
for those who don’t know her
she drops little clues off
like crumbs
one might think her graceful
her tongue is so tasteful
in truth she is really all thumbs
now i wouldn’t lie
you see this little guy
he stands where she
once had a pointer
he’s sweet, but a bitch
cuz he’s itchin’ to hitch
and it kills that he’s
just a one-jointer
she makes it a challenge
for those who don’t know her
she hides little hints in
her words
while one might imagine
a high-fashion mansion
in truth this thumb thing’s getting worse.
now i kid you not
it was this very spot
where ring finger
once had some space
he was stubborn but lost
when her fingers were crossed
now “bubba” grows there in his place
and this other thumb, too,
stands where pinky once grew
and look who moved in at old middle’s
it was three stories high
and they leased to a guy
who wrote sonnets and verses and riddles

colorful-1197307_960_720this may sound outrageous
but it could be contagious
so be warned, you should
not let her near you
new thumbs may grow
from old head to once toes
you can laugh cuz
at least she won’t hear you

…now the whole of her story’s told,
that’s how it all sums up…
except she hopes that when she’s old,
when her time comes at last to go…
she hopes to go thumbs up
© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by gdj, courtesy pixabay.com
Daily prompt – stubborn
Daily prompt – graceful