Pews and Pamphlets #62 We Write Poems-I hear voices!

Dreams don’t hide in trees or make flowers bloom
Change the world bending on one knee at a time,
extending palms upward

Fairy tales are enticing with imaginary strangers …
deceptive and cunning,
while tugging strings to unravel or pushing
boulders that crumble

The Virgin Guadalupe watches as you’ve lost your
path, hearts become callused while scripted
lines hang loosely in your hair, about to fall
and be swept away

Visualizing a trophy or a chipped effigy
to guard a dark aisle, if you spin an uneven coin
it may land sideways on devolution’s future

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8 responses to “Pews and Pamphlets #62 We Write Poems-I hear voices!

  1. The twists and turns of people’s beliefs always a challenge and always changing direction. “Devolution’s future”…can probably me more true than we choose to see.

  2. So very well done. Fairy tales are enticing indeed. If only they came true.

  3. Oh, I love the imagery of this – it works very well! Just lovely. 🙂

  4. Pamela, strong writing. I like each and every stanza; each is just right. I like that image of having “lost your / path, hearts become callused while scripted / lines hang loosely in your hair”. And the coin landing “sideways” – such a great image.

    Richard

  5. I especially love the imagery in the third stanza (“scripted lines hanging loosely in your hair”) but the imagery in the entire poem is superb. I really like how this piece speaks to doubt and faith. Well done.

    -Nicole

  6. I keep reading this over and over, and each time see something new. Amazing.

  7. Beautifully crafted. Fairy tales can be just as enlightening if imaginations are allowed to run wild!

  8. Thanks to all for the nice comments.

I appreciate all comments.

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