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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Writers Island Pleiades Poem


Writers Island offers Outrageous as the weekly prompt.



Outrageous. Yes. Outrageous. Okay, I won't get started. I'll sit down, breathe deeply and think of something pleasant. Something not outrageous. It won't be the news. It won't be celebs nor athletes. It won't be government mismanagement, it won't be the cost of medications, it won't be political idiocy nor the greed of the powerful. It won't be the justice system that allows criminals the latitude to kill again. It won't be... Okay, I'm through now. Outrageous. It is. I'm going to take a nap. Maybe when I wake up I'll find all things outrageous were only nightmares or maybe I'll just post a Pleiades poem.

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constant conversation
confusion creeps forward
chaos clashes with form
challenge ignores logic
corrupt acts expand so
cream cannot float and when
courage goes, the split spreads



Fractal by Sue




12 comments:

pia said...

Each line is so great. Love how you take cliches and put them on their heads

Medhini said...

That's exactly how one feels when faced with the situation of writing anything outrageous! had fun reading.....

Tammy said...

I agree with all the issues you didn't want to write about. :)

Loved the fractal and poem...great nap!

Carole (watermaid) said...

But you did touch on a number of things that might be considered outrageous - very clever and inventive - I loved your pleiades poem.

anthonynorth said...

Your poem was great - as were all the complaints you didn't make ;-)

Constance said...

Convincing! :)

nice work. love the fractal.

Felicity said...

I've never heard of a Pleiades Poem before. And I'm glad this is the first one I've read. It's very rhythmic. And I love the alliterations.:)

paisley said...

i liked the rant!!!!

Jane Doe said...

Very clever and well written! I really liked this piece.

totomai said...

yes, it had some natural rhythm that i like. nice take on the prompt. this poem of poetry seems to be challenging :-)

Stan Ski said...

Deep breath and count to ten doesn't always work. sometimes you have to say what you see

Fenny said...

I can't say which I enjoyed more ... the rant or the poem
Great post!