Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Day 15 - OctPoWriMo 2013: The Dress-Up Box

Today’s prompt asked us to check our news sources for inspiration. Choose a headline, phrase, line or the story itself and craft it into the framework of a poem. A headline that caught my eye was in the left-over Sunday Bakersfield Californian: ‘FESS UP: WE LOVE TO PLAY DRESS UP”

This took me back more than 40 years to the days when we lived in a house with a basement and kept a dress-up box for my daughters. 

The Dress-Up Box

The cardboard dress-up box
A prized possession
Sat in the basement
Of our Ann Arbor home
Costumes overflowed like run-off from the rains

Discarded dresses
Hand-me-down hats
Plenty of purses
Once- shiny hoes
Scarves and jewels galore accessorized it all

Two creative sisters
Matched imaginations
Concocting combinations
Befitting the characters and personas
They dramatically assumed
 playing it to the hilt