In an apartment building
of older people
who sit most of the day,
or play bingo,
or watch T.V.,
or just visit …

it is amazing when something
out of the ordinary
happens to take our
mundane,
lonely,
unimpressive
lives …

out of its realm
and give us entertainment
and excitement
to forget troubles,
alter thoughts,
create chaos.

Today it happened,
the manager’s grandchild,
was rolling on the lawn,
yelling,
laughing,
moving all over
as we watched.

He yelled to us
‘what do you do in a fire?’
To which we looked at each other
in amazement,
in wonder,
in confusion.

He kept on rolling
as he laughed, daring us,
‘You stop, drop and roll!’
Us old people
got out of our chairs,
joined him on the ground,
and rolled!

© 2019, Barb Henson. All rights reserved.

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Barb Henson
I love to read and swim, even more I love to write poetry. I love challenges and I write to let people know they are not alone in this world they travel in. God is a big part of my life and has been since the day He stopped me from trying to end it.
Stop, Drop and Roll

6 thoughts on “Stop, Drop and Roll

  • October 26, 2019 at 7:06 am
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    Hi there, very fun read! Well done! I drop and roll often, but not for fun. Our steps always trip me up! lol!

    This reminds me of that old Twilight Zone episode where the old folks played kick the can.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • October 18, 2019 at 1:53 am
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    Barb. that was so visual, and I loved it! I could imagine all the old people getting out of their seats and rolling on the grass, what fun that would be! Well done, my friend, I really enjoyed reading this wonderful fun poem. xx Sandra xx

  • October 17, 2019 at 9:53 am
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    Hello again ,Barb

    LOL, now I have visions of a group of oldies rolling around on the grass because of something a kid said lol.

    Very entertaining and a lovely presentation. I wish you had a photo of the event to add to this lol.

    Loved it

    Willy

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