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

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Belling The Dark Horse

My Achilles' heel
is a heart of stone
my albatross
counts her eggs

Drastic times call
in your court
for midnight oil
and brass hearts

Drastic measures
become crossroads
while choices kill two
birds riding a dead horse

I must admit this is the most nonsensical thing I've ever written.  It's not deep with a mysterious hidden meaning.  It's probably not what the prompter intended but I had fun!  Which is better, by the way, than having two in the bush.  I have read it aloud enough that it seems there is method to my madness.  I will dance to these words 'til the cows come home.

Thanks, Bjorn.  Join me and them at dVerse Poets Pub

19 comments:

bwfiction said...

you split and mixed them nicely :)

Roslyn Ross said...

Yes, well done a nice mix.

Björn Rudberg said...

To kill the two birds riding a dead horse is dissettling and create the image of the familiar unfamiliar.

Marina Sofia said...

And your comments are as good as the poem itself - certainly worth two in the bush! Great fun to read and ponder over - meaning comes out almost in spite of ourselves, right?

Mary said...

I love your sense of humor. This was much fun to read! The last stanza particularly makes me chuckle. And, ha, you may dance a long time if the cows don't come home. Smiles.

howanxious said...

Those "two birds riding a dead horse" is quite an image. Striking and bold.
A very interesting write. :-)
-HA

Sandra said...

I am not a poet and I do KNOW IT.. you will know what this means..

Joan Barrett Roberts said...

Ha ~ I loved your nonsensical verses ~ especially your last stanza! Good writing for this prompt ~

Glenn Buttkus said...

I love your last stanza as well, conjuring up a Noir thriller book title, RIDING THE DEAD HORSE, some kind of Raymond Chandler novel. You did rock the prompt, as latitude was built into it. I enjoyed this.

C-ingspots said...

Well, whatever floats your boat Gail! I for one, was drawn in by the title...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes, this is totally fun!!! Loved it. Just the thing for the end of April.

Sketching with Dogs said...

That is a kind of Alice in Wonderland poem, very nice!
Lynne x

lindakruschke said...

I like this. I especially like the two birds riding the dead horse, though I'm a little embarrassed to admit it. Peace, Linda

hyperCRYPTICal said...

I really like this.
Anna :o]

mishunderstood said...

I liked your afterthoughts as much as your poem...and "two birds riding a dead horse"...priceless!

Farm Girl said...

It does sound like it has special meanings or secret ones. Kind of like American Pie.

LindaG said...

All that matters is you had fun.
Have a blessed weekend!

Lowcarb team member said...

You had fun - and so did your readers.

All the best Jan

Lynne said...

Liked the mix and thinking about YOUR mind . . .

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