Monday, May 18, 2009


In creating this bloggy friendship,
I'm trying not to trip over twice told tales
of an earlier reflection.
I paint my authenticity
in shades of white lies
because I've learned that we all genuflect
to inspirational prattle.
I splash an agreeably vibrant perfume,
color my escapades a luxuriant hue,
magnify heroics
so that you'll unravel
the riddle of me
in my favor.
By stage-managing and sleight-of-hand
I'm preparing you to wave flags
in my parade,
to believe in my pluckiness,
laugh at my hilarity,
defend my copyrighted word,
even as I strive
to make whole cloth out of you.
c copyright all rights reserved


Unknown said...

I love the part "so that you'll unravel the riddle of me in my favor!" Isn't that what we all want?

Lyn said...

Hi Gaston-
Thank you...I think you're absolutely right..that is what we want! We all need the approval!

Laura Doyle said...

Perfect. I wrote the same poem once only with different words, of course. Yours is more captivating...I'm not much of a poet.

Lyn said...

Hi Starlene-
Thanks..pretty funny..same but different..maybe we were separated at birth!!

Unknown said...

Well Lyn, I've always believed every word you've said. Tell me it's true!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Everything, all the facts are true! I just sometimes write funny..because it's fun!!

Tess Kincaid said...

We all re-create ourselves, just a bit, in our favor, don't we? It's the beauty of blogging. Love the poem.

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
Thank is this interesting bloggy experiment, creatively presenting oneself..I love that I don't know where it's going!

Linda S. Socha said...

Reinvention Lyn...The beauty of the written word and the joy of the land of blogging. I have come to believe that here we may be more of the beauty we aspire to if a perfect world existed I love the beauty of your blog lady.

Lyn said...

You are one smart lady..
and my blog lady, just a bit of let's pretend.. in search of...a perfect world indeed! But always!

Jeane Myers said...

I would come to your parade anyday! :)))))))))

Natalie said...

Yep and nah. There are some who blog in ernest ~ there really are! I like your fun though, very much. :D

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
Thanks..I'm scheduling a parade for the next clear day!

Hi Natalie-
You are at the top of my list for sincerity (shared )..I too am sincere..but I like to make goofy faces from time to time. Always, thanks!!

A Cuban In London said...

Ahhh... 'to unravel someone's riddle'. And in their favour? If someone must untie the knot that holds you together as a whole, it's better to show him/her the warts and all. Lovely poem, I loved it from beginning to end. The use of 'copyrighted' brought a smile to my face on this rainy afternoon.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Greetings to A Cuban-
Thank you..I can always count on you for clarity..
There are 3 words that we use interchangably, but are they?...True, real, authentic!
Clear, sunny, still coolish here..a good day..


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