"Do what you like and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
~ Dr. Suess

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Face of Confusion

This week, our Oreos writing group decided to enter a writing competition. The theme was 'The face of....' It had to be written in 150 words or less, in any way you liked. I decided to write a poem, about the face of confusion. It is 147 words! Here it is below...


My eyes are closed, I’m lying down.

I open them up, and start to frown.

There's no fuchsia flowers, or any busy bees,

There is no green grass, nor any tall trees.

The sky isn’t blue, but a smoky grey,

There's fire in the sky, i’ve lost my way.

Down come the birds in front of my eyes,

  The bees fly away, back to their hives.

My face is damp with salty tears,

but I don’t think anybody cares.

The world surrounding me, starts to crumble,

I spin around, and almost tumble.

Where am I? I ask, and what is happening?

The clouds above me, start descending.

  I close my eyes, will it go away?

but when I open them, it’s still the same day.

Was this a dream? Or perhaps an illusion?

Whatever it is, I have a face of confusion.


  1. Well done, Sophie. I think we all found it harder than we expected! I like the way you ended it. Ps. Check for little i's!

  2. Awesome Sophie - will have to print and keep a copy of this!

  3. A wonderful piece of writing. I really enjoyed reading this Sophie. Good work :)