Stop – Intermission

NaPoWriMo Day 12

3-6-2014 varietyaStop

Want to create a myth
that will lift individual’s
spirit. Hold teeth of truth
on each of its pages and carry
weight of solid cement brick
within its knowing.

Wouldn’t ravish another mind,
or sink it in quicksand of hope
diminished. But would brush
it lightly with crystal clarity
of multi-mirrored reflections.

Might become a vent to brighten
warm orange embers still
burning amidst all those ashes
that choke the throats of spoon-
fed masses. Forced daily, to swallow
constantly thinning gruel of lies
administered by falsely framed
personal and political agendas.

Elizabeth Crawford  4/12/15

Notes: Computer once again in the workshop. Not sure when I’ll get it back. Using my daughter’s puter, but not sure for how long I’ll be able to do so. Not even sure I’ll be able to return visits. My apologies for that. May disappear for a few days, but hopefully I’ll be back as soon as possible. The image is a zen doodle, one of the few I could save here before the puter was carried out the door.

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About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: http://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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19 Responses to Stop – Intermission

  1. oldegg says:

    Being brushed lightly with crystal clarity sounds like the ultimate. Who could wish for more than that!

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  2. Sumana Roy says:

    “……crystal clarity / of multi-mirrored reflections.”…we would love it…

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  3. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    This is one powerful piece of work…!! The lines:

    Forced daily, to swallow
    constantly thinning gruel of lies
    administered by falsely framed
    personal and political agendas.

    Reminds me of the corruption, the lies, deceit that the world faces each day..!!
    Loved your work.. 🙂
    xoxo

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  4. Jae Rose says:

    I think you just stopped and created something beautifully fulfilling – i hope you get your puter back soon…so glad to read this before you go off line xo

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  5. Mary says:

    Oh yes, we really do wish for something REAL to lift our spirits, I think. But reality is nothing to with those “falsely framed personal and political agendas” that are so rampant in today’s world.. Unfortunately so many are seduced by them, believe in the false reality that is presented.

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  6. Yes this is powerful:

    ‘Want to create a myth
    that will lift individual’s
    spirit. Hold teeth of truth
    on each of its pages and carry
    weight of solid cement brick
    within its knowing.’

    To have the teeth of truth…very desired!

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  7. Jamztoma says:

    this speaks of a crafty way of composing poetry, you are good at it I assume. great and witty and adventurous. i love it!

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  8. I love “brush it lightly with crystal clarity.” One can ask for nothing finer. So sorry about your travails with the computer. Hope they are resolved soon. Dont worry about returning visits……

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  9. that’s so true.. nicely put.

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  10. Myrna says:

    I would love to create this wonderful myth and resuscitate those ashes. Then it wouldn’t be myth, but reality. Love this Elizabeth. Hope you get your computer back soon. No worries if, you can’t comment.

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  11. Gillena Cox says:

    what i like about this is the dialogue of problem and solution

    “…Hold teeth of truth
    on each of its pages and carry
    weight of solid cement brick
    within its knowing…
    …. Forced daily, to swallow
    constantly thinning gruel of lies
    administered by falsely framed
    personal and political agendas.”

    hope you get your computer back soon

    much love…

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  12. humbird says:

    Elizabeth, this is so neat…the poem and art both so matching each other….just unique pieces. Hope you will be having the computer soon. x

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  13. Those lies we’re being fed are really making me choke too.. let’s stop listening.

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  14. C.C. says:

    “teeth of truth”—love that phrase!

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  15. totomai says:

    Can’t wait to read that myth, Elizabeth. So true that stories need not be politically-driven.

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  16. 1sojournal says:

    I’d like to thank each and everyone of you for visiting and commenting. I can only hope I will be back to normal soon. I will continue to attempt to post, and am grateful for your kindness and consideration.

    Elizabeth

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  17. glmeisner says:

    Yes there is much that is obfuscated by the personal and political agendas.

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  18. Elizabeth,
    Politics continues to cast a darkness over many lives, in every country. Perhaps it’s that sense of hopelessness, which always seems to arrive, in spite of the usual promises of wonder…We have elections due in UK in the next few weeks. There is little hope for improvement..
    Eileen

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  19. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    “thinning gruel of lies” is a wonderful image, but not much in the way of sustenance…

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