Sunday, August 7, 2011

SINISTER/ Poetry Potluck #47

                                                      Toulouse-Lautrec/ Yvette Guilbert

 
THIS WEEK, for Poetry Potluck #47, we have the topic..."HISTORY and STORIES"...

SINISTER


Straight down the middle
is the line on which my history
plays hop-scotch.

This side blurs,
that side seeps
into the witch's cave,
all stalactites, hooked.

Sinister me,
a muddle of dim light,
yin and yang
slept in my mother's womb.

I want to play in heavy metal,
to tip the notes so far
that only an exorcism
can extract me back
into my true blue identity.

All the mystics decree,
even God on the Mount,
and angels flag me
to walk into the good light.

Maybe the bad seeds of my nature
can be ground into a fine residue,
swept away like a holy mandala,
the dust and fog of my karma.

 
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14 comments:

jaanpehchaan said...

It is funny that my topic this time is similar to your blog title. Here is mine:
http://jaanpehchaan.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/it-is-a-dream-it-is-for-real/

Morning said...

Maybe the bad seeds of my nature
can be ground into a fine residue,
swept away like a holy mandala,
the dust and fog of my karma.


love it, you rock, girl!

Chim's World of Literature said...

I liked this one..full of vivid images..

Marbles in My Pocket said...

Awesome write. The last stanzza rocks, as in hits hard!

Lyn said...

Hi jaanpechaan-
Thanks for visiting..can't wait to read yours!

Lyn said...

Hi Morning-
Thank you..glad you liked these images..

Lyn said...

Hi Chim's World..
I found this interesting to do..thanks for your comment!

Lyn said...

Hi Marbles...
What a nice thing to say..thanks!!

Margie said...

Lyn, once again, you did a wonderful job.
Really liked this one!
Great imagery!

Margie :)

Lyn said...

Hi Margie-
Thanks for your comment...always appreciated!!

Blaga said...

Intriguing selection of words and emotions! Thanks for sharing!

Lyn said...

Hi Blaga-
I really felt this one..glad you enjoyed it!

JamieDedes said...

So very imaginative. Wonderful. Very interesting what you've done here, Lyn. I like it. . . Poem on and happy Potluck! :-)

Lyn said...

Hi Jamie-
Thank you, Jamie...so grateful that these prompts come along..a path to discovery!!

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