Sunday, December 14, 2014

Berowne's 250

(Also for Three Word Wednesday and ABC Wednesday: "W" is for "Wackier")

No quiz this week; I thought I’d tell you about a strange, misty dream I had recently…

And what happens in the dream?  A ghost shows up.

“But I am not a ghost!”

“Yes, I can see that.  You appear to be definitely alive – corporeal.”

“Wrong.  I made sergeant last year.”

“H’mm.  We seem to be getting a little off-track.  You’re not a ghost, fine.  What exactly are you?”

“I am a muse.  I amuse myself by being a muse.  You get the play on words here?”

“Yes, pretty difficult but I figured it out.  So you’re a muse.  You wouldn’t by any chance be my muse?”

“Not by any chance, no.  This is what I was meant to be.  No chance about it.  What’s bad is that all the other muses get interesting subjects and here I am – with you.”

“H’mm.  And you show up here in my dream for what reason?  To assist me in my creative endeavors?  Isn’t that what you muses do?”

“I can just see you, sitting there at your computer, musing away, wondering as you muse, what do muses do?  Well, I’ll tell you; it’s a pretty dull life, waiting around endlessly to be called.  It’s sort of like living in the Department of Motor Vehicles, in a way.”

“Would you say you’re wackier than the average muse?”

“No, that’s not a word I would employ.  ‘Wittier’ - that would be fairly accurate.” 
“Let’s get around to the reason for your current visit.” 
"Yes.  Today I speak to you as your muse of decades past.”

“The Dickens you say.  Then in some other visit you’ll be my muse of the future?”
“What!?  How did you know that?”

“Actually, it’s a pretty well-known story.”

“I never heard of it.”

“It’s obvious you don’t get out much.  According to the story, you’ll tell me about all the glaringly bad things I did in the past and then later, depressingly, about all the bad things I’ll do in the future.”

“That’s it.  As you see, my job is to encourage you.”

“But it doesn’t seem to be turning out that way.  It would appear that your job is to make sure that I don’t start enjoying life.”

“Well, according to Mother Muse Superior, the leader of our group, enjoying life is bad for creativity.  And if there’s one thing Mother Muse knows, it’s how to keep someone from enjoying life.  I speak from personal experience.”

“Well, you tell Mother Mouse – er – Muse that your visit was successful and you did a great job of encouraging me.  I am now approaching despondency.”

“Wonderful.  I’ll use that in my resume’.” 


Helen said...

Bah Humbug! (just kidding)

Magaly Guerrero said...

Your muse is Catholic and in the military, ha!

*cough* Sorry. This was too delicious. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who has dreams where I talk to myself, um... with my muse, I meant, my muse.

Kathe W. said...

so silly and funny- have a great week!

Gail said...

I certainly could use a muse but not an unmusely muse such as this.

Have a wonderful week.

Silent Otto said...

Nevermind , you can always apply for another liver, Prometheus , and it safdens me the heavy peice that dreamers often must pay ...why cant The Ferryman take visa ?

Berowne said...

Because Cerberus, the three-headed dog, only accepts cash.

Tess Kincaid said...

Amusing dream, Mr. B...

Roger Owen Green said...

that was a MUSE ing

Trubes said...

My cat Mews ! My brother lives in a mews house....Aren't I amusing ?
I love a good muse too !

The Dickens I am !

Best wishes,

ABCW team

Anita Sabat said...

Nice when we get "inspired" by dream :)

Old Egg said...

There is no reason why the gods and their minions should have all the fun, is there? Most of them were made redundant centuries ago so it is good to turn the tables.

humbird said...

Witty and with reasonable ambitions! x

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Funny, but with a frustrating element of truth. My best poetry comes from chaos, anger, depression, and all that other messy stuff. Sometimes I can channel my younger self or one of my fictional characters, but for the most part, my poetry written during times of contentment is barely worth the writing and not at all worth reading.

Sheilagh Lee said...

this is quite witty and fun I enjoyed hearing from your muse.

Berowne said...

What a great comment; thanx, Sheilagh.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Cleaver...oops I mean clever!

Jae Rose said...

Aha clever word play Berowne! Muses can be precocious little madams..always wise to stay a step ahead of them ;)

Unknown said...

"Savage Reflections" has been included in our A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that we hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

Berowne said...

Jerry E: Many thanx for including my blog in your Sunday Drive - and in first place!

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