Thursday, June 2, 2011


I saw a lizard today.
"It's good luck,"
Grandma used to say.
She said lots of things like:
"Forget about your aspirations.
Get used to being poor,
avoid disappointment."
"If you dream of weddings
someone's gonna die."
"A red sky brings rain."
I don't believe her anymore.
Still, think she was right about lizards.


Submitted to Friday 55. The challenge? Write something in 55 words or less. Try it, it's fun.


  1. ha. we used to have them all over when we lived in cat used to eat them...perhaps it brought her luck enough to escape that alligator attack

  2. great to see you Myrna
    hope all is well

    Hmm the things that grandma came up with ...

  3. Your Grandma was awesome!
    I love Adages and Maxims!
    Loved your 55 Myrna.
    Welcome back to the Friday Funfest.
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  4. i hope she was right with the lizard and you had a wonderful day with heaps of good luck crossing your path myrna

  5. Grandmas say the darndest things, I guess. Superstitions are so common among indigenous cultures. My grandma would say that singing while doing the dishes meant not being able to have kids. Not true for me.

  6. I've always heard "red skies at night, sailors delight - red skies at morning, sailors take warning". I think that was from my mother though. I also heard not to cross my eyes because they would "stick that way". Uh huh.

  7. Ah grandmas and their superstition stuff.. good thing we know better now, uh? Have a lizardicious weekend!!

  8. Good Ol' Grandma. :) We were told to not talk on phones during the lighting. Which, IS good advice. I just keep forgetting that it doesn't apply to cell phones. My kids think I'm strange when I say "It's lightening, GET OFF THE PHONE!"

  9. lovely:



    and this post!

    Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral




  10. Ahhh, memories of the old sayings we've never forgotten. I love what OJ said about have a lizardicious weekend! A+ !!

  11. funny, all the superstitious sayings from our grandmothers and mothers...every once in a while, I can't help but by into one or two...perhaps out of habit, or simply wanting to feel close to them.

  12. I wonder about the experiences that cause our elders to encourage us to limit our dreams. So painful. Still, that lizard is all about now.

  13. myrna, i love this poem! ah, true love. if you dream of weddings, someone's gonna die, whoosh.

    also, i stopped by to say this: As Poets United reaches its first anniversary this week we want to thank you for your support. Over the past year, we have grown to 250 members plus and are steadily growing. Poets United is proud to have you as one of our members and look forward to another successful year. Your imagination, creativity and willingness to share with us is what makes our community such a wonderful place. Thank you for beautiful poetry and thank you for being a part of Poets United.

  14. Hello Myrna. How are you?
    I'm smiling at this poem, because your grandma sounds like my mom and all her superstitions.

    I hope in this instance grandma was right!

    Nice one.