White gloves sweep tables, until grey
Clasped hands cry conformity
Like a muted scream in sign language
As lips lecture
Cleanliness is next to Godliness.
Eyes scan and fall upon
An unmade bed
Or a dirty dish
Filthy lazy child!
An encapsulated bullhorn
Leaving piercing shards upon the floor
Which cut my feet.
About Laurie: The author of the recently released Finding Joy as well as The Pharaoh’s Cry, Portal Shift, Kidnapped Smile, and Dragon Sky of the fantasy series The Artania Chronicles, and Forests Secrets. Laurie Woodward is also a screenwriter who co-authored Dean and JoJo: The Dolphin Legacy. Her poetry has been published in multiple journals and anthologies and she was a collaborator on the popular anti-bullying DVD Resolutions. Bullied as a child, Laurie is now an award-winning peace consultant, poet, and blogger who helps teach children how to avoid arguments, stop bullying, and maintain healthy friendships. She writes on the Central Coast of California. More about her work can be found at Author Laurie Woodward — Next Chapteria.net