Tuesday, July 09, 2013

566 : Smoke & Mirrors

Sunday Whirl (Wordle #116) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.  

The words this week are:  

voices, impossible, scare, climb, risk, listen,
where, smoke, happens, pressure, might, orders

Smoke & Mirrors

The voices in the night,
Hinting at what might 
Or might not, 

It is impossible
Not to listen,
Not to succumb to the pressure 
Of the ceaseless 

And then, 
Come the morning,
Come the dawning of the day,
The light does not scare them away.
They still linger, 
As you drive, 
As you climb the stairs or 
Almost anywhere.
They catch you unawares.
Ambush you.  
Scare you.
Order you to listen
As if they are the only ones 
That matter.

There is no smoke 
Without fire,
Or so they say, 
But in this fragmented
Kaleidoscope of the fanciful,
There is a risk that you 
Are just fighting
Smoke and mirrors.

© J Cosmo Newbery 2013

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  1. Ha! You wrestled this bunch quite well, J Cosmo. I love the pieces that focused on the voices this week. Nicely penned!

  2. AnonymousJuly 09, 2013

    You hit the nail on the head.

  3. I love the "fragmented kaleidoscope of the fanciful". Great write!

  4. Those voices that rear their heads in my head just as I want to fall asleep....

  5. Beautifully done and so freely flowing!! It just seems to follow me like the voices!!
    I loved some of the words you used today like Nagging,Teasing,ceaseless chattering,ambush and Kaleidoscope!! You really outdid yourself today!!

  6. AnonymousJuly 10, 2013

    This is indeed a great piece. Excellent.

  7. Imaginary or real, those fears will surely bring you down. As always, you're a master of the word, J Cosmo.

  8. A fractured poem indicating distress and turmoil. A kaleidoscope of tortuous tease in dreams perhaps. I also liked the reference to the fragmented fanciful and its dissociation with reality. A well crafted ponder into the subconscious!

  9. J Cosmo! This rocks! Smoke and mirrors and your incredible way with words about covers it!

  10. There are always things waiting in the dark. The unknown is always scary.

  11. A poignant write, J Cosmo. Excellent use of the words.



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