Wednesday, September 19, 2012

take me away

Cleaning stinks! "Wouldn't it be easier if it all just blew away?" (Name the movie) Moms would sure be happier! And if Mom is happy, the whole family is happy, right? Ah, well. Since we do have to clean, today's Sensational Haiku Wednesday is dedicated to those hard working Moms (& Dads) who have to clean up after everyone else - and some work outside the house in addition! Single people have no idea how exasperating it is to be the last line of defense* - Mom will do it because no one else will. Let's ESCAPE Mundania!

How to Escape Reality

Perfect getaway
A chair, a bright light, no kids,
and a great story



Who needs to travel
when books take you everywhere,
sans security 


Imagination
no limitations, fly as
far as you can dream

And don't forget, if
you push the wrong button, you
can always escape!

Just for a little while, escape from your chores. You will come back refreshed and finish quicker!


*There are always exceptions! Like a puppy or a sloppy roommate, but still...

26 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Books are my getaway.
Sorry, no idea on the quote. Too early for brain functions.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the idea if you push the wrong button for a dream you can always escape! Delightful!

Rena said...

Oh yeah, Monster's Inc in the morning. Great way to start the day, and I love those haikus.

Dana said...

Love the Haiku, especially the last one.

Happy Wednesday, Tara!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

very creative post ~ and great tribute to non singles and their life stressors ~ great haiku ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Laura Marcella said...

Love your haikus!!

anthonynorth said...

Books and imagination - a great combination.

Morgan said...

So clever!

LD Masterson said...

Now if someone could only come up with a book that cleans house, life would be perfect.

Kim said...

Oh, cleaning. Laundry is my nemesis.The huge pile in the wash room seriously threatens to consume me...
I think reading a book is a great escape plan :)
Happy Wednesday!

Christine Murray said...

Love it! My problem is I escape from cleaning a little bit too much...

Julie said...

Your haikus are always so great.

I love the idea of traveling through a book instead of having to deal with airport security! That's definitely me these days.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Tara,

Thanks for the smile and, oh-so-cute images.

I got to change out closets and drawers, replacing the summer clothes for much warmer ones... Temps dropped big time here in Chicago. It was summer two days ago!

Cherie Reich said...

I love your getaway haiku poem. :)

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Very nice work. Loved it.

Melanie

M Pax said...

Wonderful haikus. I hear you on the last line of defense thing.

Samantha May said...

I guess I'm alone then when I say that cleaning actually relaxes me.

Then again, I'm not a parent. But I do have three hoodlums (aka, the three older siblings that still live at home) that seem to lack the power to DO THEIR OWN DISHES.

Sherry Ellis said...

I love this! And yes, I wish something would just come along and blow away the dust!

Theresa Milstein said...

These are great. The first is my favorite!

The Golden Eagle said...

I love escaping through books. :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

I have hard times with work lately and I'm always glad I have my stories to escape into.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

I don't know the movie, but I do wish all the cleaning would just blow away!

Rachael said...

Great reading haiku! I can't let myself take a break from chores to read tho, it's too hard to tear myself away from my book!

Emily R. King said...

Monsters Inc. Still my favorite Pixar film.

I have to go fold laundry now. Ha! No really, I do.

Tara Tyler said...

thanks so much for the kind words! and rena and emily k, you were right! monsters, inc! yeah!

Christine Rains said...

Love it! Books are my escape too.