October 03, 2011

Mistress Of The Mind

In the corners of the city
through the rages, over fences
You can catch the smirk of Keres
pulverising precious senses

Breathing in diseases
that we live under and loathe
Gathers fruit for us to tempt with,
if you're the bearer of a troth

Perfect symmetry will scare her
as will the beauty of the piece
A flawless soul, a neat provider
never match her soul caprice

Is it in the way we panic
making fuss as schedules juggle?
Sitting back's her one requirement
getting off on how we struggle

Is it not the path of duty
that she boldly tampers with?
Not determining the balance
but backing up the myth

She's devises little snippets
of the weirdest, weirdest kind
Holes them up for later usage
in the back streets of your mind

Watch elephants soar skywards
with a graceful tilt of wings
And water rising gradually 
from colour tainted springs

Softening the winter layer
with an over-zealous sun
Nightmares stacked in single file
less able now to shun

Hallucination is her forte,
seize your mind before your pride
Nothing make sense any more
convincing visions - bona fide

Can't the sun just simply melt her,
or the route lose her her way?
Let her taste self satisfaction 
with a different sauce today

The carnage of your thoughts
lost among the strange debris
Won't return to render mind games
but to pass you on to me.


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14 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

I really enjoyed reading this out loud...

kaykuala said...

It gets into myriads of situations. Requires great imagery to come up with so much. Excellent!

Hank

richard said...

Just what this world needs: flying elepants! Can you imagine looking up and getting those droppings in the face?

Tumblewords: said...

I so enjoyed this piece!

Doctor FTSE said...

A clever working of how Keres views us. And the flying elephant incorporated neatly.

Morning said...

love it.

:)

Helen said...

This was worth reading multiple times, which I did. Amazingly creative mind!!

Brian Miller said...

nice...lots of great lines in here...Not determining the balance
but backing up the myth...one of my favs...nice flow too...

Kathe W. said...

I agree with Tess- reading this out loud is amazing!

Lolamouse said...

Wonderful piece! I'll admit I had to look up Keres and am so glad I did. It gave your poem even more depth. A great, magical offering.

emanita01 said...

Interesting take. I enjoyed these lines:

Nightmares stacked in single file
less able now to shun

Thanks :-)

Trellissimo said...

She's devises little snippets
of the weirdest, weirdest kind
Holes them up for later usage
in the corner of your mind

I know people like that! Ha ha!

Nicholas V. said...

Tenebrous poem that encapsulates well the doom-laden image.
The rhythm and rhyme propels us forward. Great Magpie!

Isabel Doyle said...

great lines! I especially liked 'the carnage of your thoughts'