Saturday, September 7, 2013

Dancing With Elephants





it was always there
lurking 
ready to surface ~
the elephant in the room

we danced around the issues
killing time
seeking distraction 
from the elephant in the room

each of us cowards
toe-tapping, side-stepping
anything to avoid 
the elephant in the room





29 comments:

  1. Clever take, Helen! I see rabbits.

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  2. Oh NICE!! I love that we both saw dancing! Elephants are a favorite. :)

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  3. Very imaginative and a super write, Helen. Like MZ, I saw rabbits. You really put some creativity into this.
    K

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  4. "The elephant in the room." I had forgotten about the THING we all want to talk about but won't. Perfectly rorschach--another place to avoid the first thing that comes to mind!

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  5. Creative writing! Sometimes we need choose the elephant instead of truth...sad, but dancing in your poem make it feel okay ...sometimes?

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  6. This is fine! So many elephants in the room ;D
    I love how clever yours is~

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  7. In the top image, the elephant is doing the hokey pokey, obviously! And your poem ... very clever and true.

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  8. Hefalumps are not welcome here! (Check with Piglet on that.) Other than that, a sweet but mildly troubling poem.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  9. We never talk about the elephant in the room

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  10. Shhh! Perhaps the Lolamouse will scare the Lolaphant!

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  11. ah nice play on the elephant in the room
    they are always there...mine wear pink tutus
    ha. smiles.

    they look like black lung to me and remind me of going into the mines in KY...also of all the tire rubber from the factory i worked as a kid...and the blacl phlem the guys would hock up

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  12. This is an excellent interpretation, Helen.. from the image to the whole elephant in the room metaphor.

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  13. Yes, the elephant always seems to be there.

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  14. I do this far too often, and then catch my self... with conscience wide awake and must speak.

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  15. To respond to J. Cosmo's comment: We don't need to scare the lolaphant( I mean elephant!) We need to call him out and get everyone out of denial! I love the direction you went with this one, Helen!

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  16. Toe tapping, side stepping? Obviously an elephant who's light on its feet! :-)

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  17. Elephants--or even alligators! A lot of truth in this one Helen, and no one ever wants to unpack the trunk of the elephant in the room, do they?

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  18. How can we live if we always deal with that elephant? Thank God we can distract ourselves, and others with stories and anecdotes that take us far, far away from what pains us.

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  19. the republican party about now... lol, OK, now I see both in the mirror two chickens facing forward, fat hens on the bottom third of the inkblot, trying to keep balance yet cross to the other side...

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  20. No, those elephants are too dangerous to confront sometimes, although you make yours seem almost whimsical.(I'm getting tigers standing on their heads from looking at the top image) Thank you.

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  21. VERY cool. I am well acquainted with elephants in the room........such a clever take on the prompt, Helen!!!! So well expressed.

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  22. we always avoid them dont we? wonderful interpretation!

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  23. Love what you saw in the inkblots...There seems to be an elephant in so many rooms throughout life

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  24. Helen...
    Thank you for the back story on my blog.
    It makes your post all the more poignant.
    Loved your Elephantine 55
    I'm truly sorry for your loss of a friend.
    But having beautiful souls like you around makes things a bit easier
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  25. When I was a kid I tried to ride the elephant. That just made everyone mad.

    - Alice

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  26. Wow, what a sweet way to remember your friend. I love this. Hugs. Sorry for your loss.

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  27. A lovely write, Helen. Peace to you. ~ M

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  28. She sounds like a wonderful friend. The way you've gone with this is both clever and wise. And the inkblots are the perfect image(s) to use.

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