Thursday, November 11, 2010

incomplete decades



i have never been one
for group therapy
or sought a totem
that runs with a pack
choosing instead to observe
current movement from afar; seeking
out an uninhabited cave
of sapien that awaits its rightful place
on evolutions timeline

it is experimenting with fire
that excites my senses... my pen
consuming its sacred
ash, conceiving inscription
of solitude magnified by the night sky,
its beasts,
its battleground,
its damnation - hidden in calender
and quatrain

i find comfort
in discovery, self-fashioned
tooling and uneven beads
strung together in incomplete
decades, promising
salvation from a god
of my own
creation

bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2010

Magpie Tales #40

28 comments:

  1. I feel like you just wrote about me. That was incredible!

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  2. thanks Kirsten...i am glad you liked it... bkm

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  3. My favorite is the second stanza - especially the last line.

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  4. Great poem about writing and finding solace through creative expression. cheers

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  5. I love this--experimenting with fire is such a great image!

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  6. I love this. A rosary that is not a rosary; "damnation-hidden in calendar/and quatrain." Wonderful Magpie. Thank you.

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  7. ds, you caught the references -- i do have a rosary that is quite dear to me....and when i saw the beads here in the prompt...that is the first thing that came to mind....bkm

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  8. Good Lord woman. I loved it! Every word!

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  9. My, a lovely piece! Looking forward to more.

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  10. Love this bkm. especially: "it is experimenting with fire that excites my senses... my pen
    consuming its sacred ash" and this: "promising
    salvation from a god of my own creation"
    You have the gift of 'flow'

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  11. Gorgeous Magpie, a treat to read.

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  12. Thoughtful, introspective, good work.

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  13. Liked the words you chose..nice ending

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  14. I loved this, wonderful words so well written, a pleasure to read.

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  15. amazing how you portray the comfort of a pen and rosary....

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  16. I love that whole last stanza .... I find comfort in discovery as well!

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  17. This whole thing was marvelous...I really connected with the first stanza though :)

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  18. Amazing as always Bkm....a magnificent poem!
    :-)

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  19. Nice! Introspection, comfort in discovery of ourselves... spilling onto the pages of time.

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  20. Beautiful poem, very open,,also very sure about ones 'stand' in life. Still,,there might be surprizes and the hermit might come out of the cave,,,,once more.
    I enjoyed it very much, a pearl of a poem !

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