Esther Leclerc

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Home, Quite Alone... - Poem by Esther Leclerc

My family drove off mere hours ago
to visit Grandma on her birthday,
thus I am home and quite all alone.

First thing I undertook post-farewell
was doff my duds down to the undies,
hotter, t'was, than Homer Simpson's hell.

Ne'er may I dance to song as I please - -
tho' the spirit may often move me,
for my kin fling up arms, shriek and tease.

My feet like to dance, so, dance I did,
with the family van well out of view.
Sometimes you must blindly trust your id!

I danced like a fiend, singing along,
as graceful as Elaine on 'Seinfeld',
free as a bird both in movement and song...

at last,
I realized - -
a mite
too late

in my half-

I'd undressed
while still
in front




SOB (to say the least, eh?)

I fell dumbly to my knees,
clothes GONE from the grass!
Finding the door securely locked,
I spontaneously combusted into ash h h..........

Not really...
I'm hiding beneath
the deck until their
return in days three

using heretofore
unknown mental
powers to post this
poem on PH with glee!

So what - -


Comments about Home, Quite Alone... by Esther Leclerc

  • (8/13/2006 7:05:00 PM)

    lol! ! ! ! love that moment of release followed by sudden realisation that perhaps it wasn't the time or place after all lol! Moyax (Report) Reply

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  • (8/10/2006 11:51:00 AM)

    Hysterical tale Esther! - a moment of footloose freedom expertly told! Love the way you made the words dance too. Justine (Report) Reply

  • (8/6/2006 8:50:00 PM)

    Well, Esther, this made me laugh aloud. I refuse to believe the 'Elaine' bit - you're obviously a ballerina. The rest - eh, I'm sure every word is true. So, were the police involved? - Will (Report) Reply

  • (8/5/2006 11:04:00 AM)

    LOL....You wild girl! ! ! What a wicked imagination you have! You inspire me! !
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  • (7/31/2006 5:04:00 PM)

    Hee hee hee! You funny, funny woman.
    Anna xxx
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  • (7/31/2006 4:12:00 PM)

    Oh, Darling Essemee! ! Only you would dance in your underwear and lock yourself out! ! Or even the thought of it to come to you! ! How funny, to think of you cowering under the deck! And how tasty those bugs started to look - - too funny! ! (Report) Reply

  • (7/31/2006 9:35:00 AM)

    What a hysterical image this is, of you hiding out under the deck for 3 days, in your undies, swatting bugs... 'Homer's cartoon hell' - methinks the Simpsons? -chuck (Report) Reply

  • (7/30/2006 10:59:00 PM)

    Esther, You have told your sorrowful-humorous tale very well. I can imagine the abandoned joy of your dancing as you slowly disrobe only to finD? Horrow of horrows! The awful realisation? Clever the change of line length. It worked very well. You have captured the episode brilliantly. love, Allie xxxxxxxx (Report) Reply

  • (7/30/2006 10:49:00 PM)

    Oh, no no no no! Undies firmly in place, both sets, top n' bottom! Of course, it all happened inside; so very hot out there, saying bye, it took some time to cool down, so... (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (7/30/2006 9:23:00 PM)

    Esther, this sounds like one of those 'Home Alone' movies... but the X-rated version. Funny stuff... keep dancin'
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 30, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 19, 2010

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