Sally Plumb Plumb

Silver Star - 3,463 Points (23 9 1940 / Haverhill Suffolk England)

Granpa - Poem by Sally Plumb Plumb

The house vibrated
when the fat man snored.
Windows rattled,
noise shuddered the floors.
Deep, in deep sleep
his guttural sounds
pounded the air waves
upstairs and down.

Then, silence for seconds.

All thought
he had died.
The house stopped
its shaking,
all stood wide eyed...
but then aloud choke...
fat man continued again
to shake the foundations
with the strength
of ten men.

Sally Plumb

Comments about Granpa by Sally Plumb Plumb

  • (6/29/2012 1:09:00 AM)

    You’ve painted a vivid picture. Sounds like a scene in a sitcom. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/5/2010 2:30:00 PM)

    Breath holding
    Side changing
    Helps stopping ~ [sleep apnea]’ ~ niv

    Ms. Nivedita
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  • (9/9/2009 10:01:00 PM)

    Amusing. Great use of metaphor.
    Your grandfather comes across
    as a very strong, larger than
    life figure in this poem.
    Very original, Sally.

    Warm regards,

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  • (4/28/2009 1:02:00 AM)

    this poem reminds me of my grandpa ='(a moving poem my friend..truly spectacular (Report) Reply

  • (4/28/2009 1:00:00 AM)

    Superb imagery Sally.Enjoyed this one.Thanks for sharing a lighter note.zzzzzzz.
    Sid x.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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