Sunday Scribblings, "I come from..."

The prompt over at Sunday Scribblings is “I come from…”
A Fiction in 58 is all I have in the tank.

Inheritance

I come from a long line of fuck-ups and malcontents.
Laugh, go ahead, it’s OK.
Disenchanted, disagreeable, disheartened.
The family crest : Dead chicken holding a booze bottle, lit Camel in its beak.
Drop out, get knocked up, eat government cheese, boost smokes.
Cycling down.
The $50 manicure, pomade, wool suit doesn’t hide it.
Backwoods perfume.
The stench.

15 comments:

Tumblewords: said...

Strong words, unforgiving but with a certain amount of pride embedded. Great!

Linda Jacobs said...

Holy cow, this is powerful! I hate, for you, what it says, but I love the poetry!

Understanding Alice said...
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Understanding Alice said...

no one could say you beat around the bush :) good word pictures mind...


ps if you want to see my take on it, its here: http://whereangelswatch.blogspot.com/2009/03/155-i-come-from.html

danni said...

well, thom g --- i'm quite taken with the powerful images and wry humour of your words --- here's to ya, i raise a glass!!!

Tammy said...

I'm with Linda, great poem but unfortunate circumstances.

Jack Webb said...

I think our clans are related because the chicken on my crest holds a bottle of Canadian Club and the cig is an Export A. Great stuff, I always visit your site when I'm around SS even though I don't always have time to comment

floreta said...

fuck-ups have their place too!

Jeeves said...

Very strong, powerful. This flowed with so much emotions and angst

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Cool Thom,
Now you're really talking!!

Who was it that said: How can you call yourself a vegetarian and smoke camel cigarettes?

ThomG said...

This is, of course, purely fictional, based on the prompt. However, I do know one or two people that, for them, this is the case, the feeling of a less than stellar upbringing.

Fledgling Poet said...

As always, I love your way with words and how you command any story you write. Loved it!

missalister said...

A barrage of uproarious imagery! Choice stuff, T : )

A Girl Named Me said...

so.good.

reading this, i know exactly where you're from...no doubt about it.

thank you.

xoox
AGirlNamedMe

MichaelO said...

Very Hunter S. Thompson! The dead chicken image says it all.