Sunday, October 5, 2014

It's A Long Walk

Photo by Tom Chambers, provided as a writing prompt by Tess for Magpie Tales: Mag 240

It's A Long Walk
Back To The House


Broken poem, no
sense to the signs or the fence,
the rusted barb wire
strips still connected
to the posts -

and far away
you've hung your last name
and all those pewter
goblets.

I'm to think vital
thoughts and make a speech
in two days while you
hang yourself, hooked up
like sheets in the prairie wind
and fading, warble.

‎October ‎5, ‎2014 1:15 PM

I utilized all twelve words provided in Wordle 181 in Brenda Warren's Sunday Whirl


16 comments:

  1. I love the shock of the ending. Nicely wordled. Your images are strong.

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  2. It twer November
    bouts
    when she came to me
    twer November bouts
    when she left
    no sence with it
    just up an gone
    no reason for it
    lests I can tell
    like one of those
    sitcoms the Johnsons
    rave on about
    twer November then
    tiz october now
    was a long time back

    Wander

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  3. Intriguing, that's the word...

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  4. Hello!

    Love your ending, the last four lines. Complete

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  5. Quite a feat, working all those words in!

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  6. Oh no not a hanging! Delightfully wild use of those words slipping nicely into a spine chilling Magpie.

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  7. "Hanging like sheets in the prairie wind" I love that line. Everything was powerful and written with intent.

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  8. I see that speech blowing on the sheets hanging on the line...tricky things keep moving so you can't write it down

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  9. Thank you everyone. Comments or no. I do like telling little stories that almost make sense. *chuckling*

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  10. very good with it's dark ending

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  11. I do have one observation though. I never thought of "hanging" on a barb wire fence as a fatal situation in this poem. Sometimes you tear your skin as I did behind my knee one time in West Texas as a second grader. Hanging a person with barbed wire by the neck would indeed be nasty, but this picture is of a woman hung on a barb wire fence and she is unlikely to die or even wound herself very much. It is really easy to hang yourself on barbed wire without dying.

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  12. You detailed a movie in my mind. Well done.

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    1. Interesting. I kind of had a movie in mind when I wrote.

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    1. Amazing. I so rarely get signals that someone is combing through the archive. Thank you.

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The chicken crossed the road. That's poultry in motion.


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