Saturday, July 3, 2010

MAGPIE/ Prompt #21

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BOOM

What the hell was that?
Just a blast, don't worry...
Sounds like the big mushroom to me..
Then cover your eyes, don't look at the horizon.

The horizon just moved, it's up in the air right now...
There goes the rapture, some one's floating on by.

Boom!!
Stop saying that.
That's not me, it's eternity calling.
What if this is really the end?

Then I'll write an ode to departure...
What, poetry now?
Poetry looks good with everything...

Going out with a rhyme, but no reason?

Bombs bursting..
In air?
Yes, a roar or a whimper..
Fire or ice?

This is a duck and cover moment...

You're such a pessimist.


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Thanks again to Willow, at magpietales for thinking up this terrific Mag..a bit of a challenge, but that's what we're here for!  Please check out all the Blogs who jumped on board.






34 comments:

joanny said...

That was an excellent take on the Magpie # 21. Yes I think I will go out writing poetry too, I shudder to think that some times we are close to such a tragedy happening.

Prayer for peace,
Happy 4th Lyn.

Joanny

Lyn said...

Hi joanny-
Thanks..I do think that poetry is on the top 10 list!!
Happy 4th!

kathew said...

well done! love "going out with a rhyme, but no reason"!

Lyn said...

Hi kathew-
Thanks..I can't seem to find a reason for anything anymore!!

Derrick said...

Hi Lyn,

Better to go out with a bang than a whimper and ensure everyone remembers those famous last words!

willow said...

Clever and so thought provoking, Lyn. I love-love "Poetry looks good with everything..." Happy 4th to you and yours!

Helen said...

Going out on a burst of poetry ~ sounds like the only way to go! Wonderful Magpie ...

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Bang/roar..I may not be accurate but I will make some noise.. and have a good editor!!

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
Yes, let's wear our poetry proudly !! And a Happy 4th to you all!!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
The parade forms right here..and a mighty group we are!! Thank you and Happy 4th!!

Sam Liu said...

This is my favourite post of yours so far, Lyn. The dialogue and the words are brilliant, this was a true joy to read. The two best parts, for me personally, were "That's not me, it's eternity calling" and "Poetry looks good with everything..." The first excerpt was so deeply poignant, and the second resonated strongly with my innermost thoughts.

Lyn said...

Hi Sam-
Extremely grateful for your analysis and sensitivity..thank you so much!

one more believer said...

oh, i really enjoyed reading your post... pessimism great stuff to the end... what if... you could also post this over at big tent poetry prompt is conversation poetry... fireworks

Kathy said...

There's a sort of resigned wit and grim optimism in the tone of this poem that is very appealing to me. Your use of language is spare, yet very effective. As a high school English teacher, I'm a great fan of concise writing! This is my first visit to your blog, but I look forward to returning and reading more. Happy 4th!

Brian Miller said...

ha. brilliant and playful...i wonder at the end of it all if i will pause to write...lol. nice magpie!

Lyn said...

Hi one more believer-
It's fun to write in opposite voices..Dialog, I guess..
Thanks so much for the info about the poetry site..will check it out!

Lyn said...

Hi Kathy-
So happy that you did visit..welcome! I do like to pare things down..not a big fan of excessive flowering..
This is a bit of Pinter still lurking in my mind! Happy 4th...

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Thanks, Brian..I guess that I'm such a cockeyed optimist that I think the END isn't really the end!
Looking around for the fat lady!!

sheri said...

'poetry goes well with anything...'
said like a true master! your magpie was marvelous, lyn, with a twist that i found to be very interesting!!
hope you have a great 4th, my friend!

Lyn said...

Hi sheri-
Your comment is so generous..thank you..viva la poetry!!
Enjoy the holiday!

Tumblewords: said...

Great conversation!

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
So glad you could "listen in"! Thanks..

Everyday Goddess said...

what would we do with the 8 minute warning anyway?

Lyn said...

Hi Everyday Goddess-
Very funny! Hmm..8 minutes..some chocolate!!

Patience said...

Lol! I love the two speakers in this poem, the way you played them off each other. 'Poetry looks good with everything,' amen to that! Great magpie!

Lyn said...

Hi Friends-
Unable to publish incoming comments..reported it to blogspot..fingers crossed!!

A Cuban In London said...

It's a beautiful tete a tete (excuse the lack of accents). And this was a very elegant poetic arabesque:

'Going out with a rhyme, but no reason?'

It brought a smile to my face. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Hi Patience-
Thanks for your lovely comment..
The system appears to be fixed now..onward with blogging!

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
Thanks for your lovely comment..
Seems as if I'm able to post again..hopefully!!

Lyn said...

Hi Patience-
Thank you so much..my comment to you keeps disappearing..a mystery today!!

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/07/jingles-july-follower-awards-happy-4th.html

Happy Friday!
pick 2 to 5 to enjoy or share with your friends.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
You are always so kind and generous...thank you!!

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/07/pinks-in-6-words-i-wish-u-award-winning.html

6 awards,
pick anything you like,
enjoy!
Cheers!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Always so generous..always welcome..thank you!!

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