Monday, July 11, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #73


People of Chilmark/ Thomas Hart Benton/1920

 
VERY INSPIRATIONAL, thanks to Tess, for Magpie Tales #73.

 
ABDUCTION

In Chilmark, every game is a trick of time.
Moments spill over boundaries
of seconds and hours.

Sometimes we live
in a painting by Benton
of strapping young men,
rivaling for glances
from flirtatious sweet things.

My brother, Fox Mulder,
one day on The X-Files,
mentioned that it was
in Chilmark,
where we were raised,

that on November 27, 1973
I was kidnapped by aliens.

The last thing I heard
as the crowd called out,
was Samantha, Samanth....
as the spaceship was sealed.

I was returned on a summer's eve,
like a Frisbee come back,
between a pond named Menemsha
and the one called Squibnocket,

ten years later when boys were now men,
and girls with tired eyes
cuddled babes in their arms.

The night hung heavy
with years passing slowly,
but for me it was just a minute before.

 
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30 comments:

Reflections said...

Fabulous write... love the attention to detail, researched well. Tied into the details I found in my search, focused beyond to another worldly feel. I always loved the X Files.

Bryce Daniels said...

"girls with tired eyes..."

your brilliance....wow...what do I say here.
You certainly know how to paint a picture with words.
Gorgeous.

Lyn said...

Hi Reflections-
Love to do research..something always pops up! X-Files...who could say no? Thanks...

Lyn said...

Hi Bryce-
So grateful for your kind words..
Things always get cinematic for me...Thanks!!

Margie said...

Lyn, you are so talented in all your writings!
Bravo on this one!

Lyn said...

Hi Margie-
A lovely thought..aren't we lucky to have this outlet? Thanks so much...

Helen said...

I really enjoyed this, Lyn! I'm an X-Files fan as well ....

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
I did have fun with this one..thank you..waiting for X-Files reunion!!

Brian Miller said...

ha. i did not see alien abduction coming...made for a very cool verse...and tickled my sci fi bone...

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Thanks for commenting...no one ever sees alien abduction coming...or the Spanish Inquisition, for that matter!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh, what a fantastic take. I like the way you think, Lyn. Brilliant.

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
I never know where your great pics will take me...thank you, my dear!!

Tumblewords: said...

A very fine tale!!

HyperCRYPTICal said...

This is so good Lyn. LOved the X files too.

Anna :o]

Suz said...

oh..if only

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
Thanks for your lovely comment!

Lyn said...

Hi HyperCRYPTICal-
Appreciate your kind words...thanks...seems like lots still remember X-Files!

Lyn said...

Hi Suz-
Thanks..good to hear from you...

wordsasunder said...

Great! I love sci-fi...but can you be sure this did not really happen?

:)

Lyn said...

Hi wordsasunder-
Of course it happened!! Ya gotta believe! Thanks for visiting...

Lolamouse said...

wow! an amazing story you've created with this prompt! I love the "every game is a trick of time" and "girls with tired eyes" lines. Great job!

C.M. Jackson said...

love the unique twist and the adventure you took me on..c

JamieDedes said...

Great imagination bolstered by research and skill = a fine poem.

Enjoyed much. Thank you! and Happy Potluck! Poem on ...

Sue J said...

Wonderful take on the prompt. I really enjoyed it.

Lyn said...

Hi Lolamouse-
Thanks for your support..I really had fun with this one!

Lyn said...

Hi C.M.Jackson-
Seems great to me the path these prompts take...thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Jamie-
I really enjoy research..I find out so much...sometimes leads to a poem! Thanks...

Lyn said...

Hi Sue J.-
So happy with your comment...thank you!

~T~ said...

Ooh, very creative!

Lyn said...

Hi ~T~
Very nice thing to say...thank you!!

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