A Typical Atypical Day

by Belinda Munoz on November 9, 2010


My all-in-one packaged
Promise in-a-box sailing with a
Broken compass on hope ocean

Your anticipated big moment
Unseen to the untrained eye
falling shy of hype by a jumbled step

His game of marbles on wooden
Machines clicking and sliding
Into the bin of obsolescence

Meanwhile, the cook spells magic
Sunlight sweeps the sea with sparkles
Layers of leaves crackle underfoot

You, me and him
Ensconced in warmth
Hands clasped, hearts full


This is for One Shot Wednesday.


What do you remember most about your days?


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1 Michael November 9, 2010 at 2:33 pm

You, me, and him.

love that line.


2 brian November 9, 2010 at 2:55 pm

nice. this has a good feel to it…that opening stanza is a grabber…and i like the close…nice one shot!


3 Katie November 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Lovely imagery. What do I remember most about my day – winter’s tug at my collar, poppy faces, a baby asleep in a stroller, and the taste of chili chocolate on my tongue.


4 Patti November 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I picture parents watching a child experience a milestone. “You, me and him.” Charming.


5 Aging Mommy November 9, 2010 at 4:28 pm

That photo is stunning. If I could take a photo like that I’d die happy :-)

Nice imagery. I think it is the little moments I remember from my days, such as dancing with my daughter, her hands in mine.


6 Adam White November 9, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Meanwhile, the cook spells magic
Sunlight sweeps the sea with sparkles
Layers of leaves crackle underfoot

Brilliantly crafted words.


7 Lady Nyo November 9, 2010 at 4:40 pm

A wonderful poem! Evocative, with a lot of resonance!! Sticks to the ribs.

Great oneshot!

Lady Nyo


8 nance marie November 9, 2010 at 5:50 pm

a very good day, indeed


9 G-Man November 9, 2010 at 7:42 pm

I love it!
You Rock Baby…!!!
Great One Shot…G


10 Moondustwriter November 9, 2010 at 11:18 pm

it is full of warmth and promise for tomorrow

thanks for sharing with One shot

moonie smiles


11 Steve Isaak November 10, 2010 at 2:15 am

Short lines, spare writing make this poem work as well as it does. Effective piece.


12 ayala November 10, 2010 at 4:06 am

A beautiful poem,Belinda!


13 Eric Alder November 10, 2010 at 9:12 am

Pre-sliced, ready-to-use… the wonder of life… neat One Shot!


14 SuziCate November 10, 2010 at 12:10 pm

hope and promise, beautifully expressed.


15 Liz November 10, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I like your poem, and the picture is pretty. :D


16 shan November 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Beautifully penned x



17 Claudia November 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm

i loved the ..Promise in-a-box sailing with a
Broken compass on hope ocean…
very nice use of imagery in your poem belinda – enjoyed it!


18 Ben Langhinrichs November 10, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Nice one. I like the rhythm of this.


19 Joy November 10, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Wow!!! Awe-some!
I remember the warmth of the sunshine..and the smiles in my day..all of the ones I was honored to experience..and those within my heart..Your work here sure brightened my smile..love it!


20 Gay Cannon November 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm

What an innovative way to gather up the sweerness of your family for us to see, feel and know. Thank you for a beautiful poem. Gay @beachanny


21 Shashi November 11, 2010 at 1:13 am

Beautiful imagery… and your words like ‘Broken compass on hope ocean’ were very interesting..
Thanks for sharing…
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22 pete marshall November 11, 2010 at 4:25 am

kinda sits well with my poem this week…forgetting all thats packaged..all the hype and just enjoy you, em & him…great share,,,cheers pete


23 Eva @ EvaEvolving November 11, 2010 at 10:04 am

“You, me and him
Ensconced in warmth
Hands clasped, hearts full”

This brought such a smile to my face! I just love the image of you, your husband, and your son – what a great, loving family!

How do I remember my days? I think it is in moments. Simple, routine moments that warm my heart. Walking the dog. Holding hands with my husband. Laughing together.


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