The legend of the sweeper and the broom

06 Nov

Darn, dust buster!

It doesn’t give a dust ball a chance.

 Especially if you’re a big fluffy,

 not a speck in place,

looking wild and dangerous,

scraggly one.

 No cracks to fit in,

no corners to hide in.

Only under beds; reachable.

Dressers; accessible, most times.

Hallways? Are our highways, yeehaw!

Skimming and rolling down the hallway

with the window open, back to our fluff.

Until you hear the sounds of the modern times…

Doors get opened and closed,

along with all the windows.

You shutter more sideways than before,

When you hear the Velcro strap

scratching as it nudges itself into place.

It’s every particle for itself at that point;

and know, you’ll be blindsided

by a silent hand-held

 [nuclear powered ] laser sighting, dust buster.

POOF! You are now microscopic radioactive

particles, that can be swept away

with a passing footsteps’ breeze.

Hey! It can  get you, from five feet away!

But, you know the rest of the story…

we either find each other or

we are part of a new “dustly” family),

collecting as we go “underground”.

Sometimes meeting the last part of ourselves;

or a completely new dusty mutant.

Dog hair, cat hair, gray hair,

mouse hairs, pennies and old buttons

scratched from existence; for living there.

 Fine! Hear me out on this one!

Darn particle busters don’t give us enough time

 to collect! And, you know they are upgrading,

As their owners become vacuumed sealed.

I‘ve heard legends about

 the love of the broom.

it say’s it only pushed us

 further upward and away. And the sweeper

would chase us but, finally to pick us up,

and,  throw us into the fresh air;

For the birds that needed our aid.

 It’s tough being a dust ball in this day and age.

Its purpose and our cooperation

in our existence,

 trying not to feel gloom,

 not to become extinct,

along with the sweeper and the broom.



6 responses to “The legend of the sweeper and the broom

  1. ZQ

    November 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Sweet…have a beautiful day


  2. ZQ

    November 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    verry funny Kay 🙂


  3. Jo Bryant

    November 8, 2011 at 4:26 am

    thanks for making my day start on a good note


  4. Kay Salady

    November 7, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Very nice and it read with such a swift flow! I inhaled it like a vacuum! xxx


  5. ZQ

    November 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Hmmm it was an attempt to be funny but…
    Thanks for stopping by.


  6. Morning

    November 6, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    very interesting humor.

    never to be extinct along with the sweeper and the broom!



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