spinning top

Age has dulled his mind

But thoughts of a spinning top

make his face light up.


My take on the words “light” and “top” suggested prompt for haiku by Ronovan




About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. calensariel says:

    That’s a really good one. I like it.

  2. Faye says:

    Yes. Little things mean a lot all through life. Thanks for reminder.

    • oneta hayes says:

      This is the kind of thing many aged people enjoy. My grandmother got the biggest kick out of being given a baby doll that talked. Aw, well, they need the lotion and deordorant.

  3. shoreacres says:

    I had one of those. I’ve not thought of it in quite some time (i.e., years) but now I’m smiling, too. Whether age has dulled my mind may be an open question, but never mind that.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I bought a vintage one a few years ago, but sold it at a garage sale for $4 I think. My mind must have been dulled that day. I won’t ‘fess up to it remaining in a dulled state.

  4. Denis1950 says:

    Wonderful haiku Oneta

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks, Denis, your comment is a big, little thing to me. 😀 Or is it a little, big thing to me. Either way it means a lot and brings a light to my face.

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