a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Open Link Night Week 96...

dVerse Poets is giving free rein to creativity in this poetic adventure.  Your subject, your style, your creation...enjoy the contributions from many.
Two weeks of  reflections
By a Greg Iles page turning thriller
Iced with Tiger's Curse
And Water For Elephants

A week plus two with illness
And pills with allergic reactions
And probing needles
Finished by misaligned back
And pockets full of pain

Free style nonsense
Patterned after insanity
Lay on pages
Crying out to be dissected
And critiqued

Many will gallantly try to find
Beauty and balance in these lines
Of purely crafted nonsense
And say, "Oh, how beautiful"
While I ice pack my ass

Waiting for the pain meds
To kick in.
And Kindness make it tolerable.


Charleen said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Brian Miller said...

how beautiful...an ice packed ass...

hahaha...sorry, you said people would so i figured...smiles

actually i rather like just being real in verse so i think this refreshing...i am sorry for the allergies and ailments...but i've been around long enough to know you will make it...smiles.

Linda Wildenstein said...

This is a fine work..
The ugliness of your pain isn't.
xoxo Oma Linda....get well soon

TexWisGirl said...

oh, bless you!

Mary said...

Chocolate, caffeine, and kindness ---- wonderful prescription for all kinds of ills.

Feel better soon.

LindaG said...

Ah, Gail. *hugs* ♥

Saucy Kodz said...

Ice pick in the ass - ha,ha had to laugh on that one. Hopefully you will feel better real soon - a dose of kindness, a smothering of chocolate and the first caffeine kick of the day should help. Take care kiddo, hope you are feeling better today.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry you are feeling bad!

Sandra said...

i was going to email you this morning, i thought something was wrong, my email is empty without you. so sorry to hear about all this... and your prose tells the whole story well and in a few words. did you hurt your back, were you pushing that wheel barrow? or building a barn, or climbing on ladders? I know you well.....

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Hope you are much better soon. Your creativeness even when ill is wonderful.
Caffine chocolate and kindness have got to be the best medicine!
Lynne x

Buttons said...

Oh Gail I was at the Chiropractor yesterday I do hope you are OK. Chocolate always helps and the ice on th----:)
Take care great poem. Hug B

Irene said...

That is one hell of a poem. I like how nearly abstract you are getting, but still are getting reality across.

Linda Rogers said...

Giggling at ice-packing the ass but do feel bad you've had a rough time. I just love your prescription for some relief: Chocolate, Caffeine and Kindness.Good stuff!

Lynne said...

Younpordear . . . so sorry. How is the ice packed ass working?

DesertHen said...

Chocolate, Caffeine and kindness...just what the Dr. ordered! Get well soon!

Anonymous said...

Not beautiful, no, but oh, so true to life! Been there, felt that and I really sympathize with your plight!

Sue said...

;I like the realness of this poem.

And I hope you get some relief soon!
VERY soon.


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