Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cobbled

Cobbled
Crudely or roughly assembled
A life you bring without much thought
It is here now
When will you do your thinking

Flight
The feelings slip between its grout lines
And yet there is no grout
Nothing to secure it or keep it in place

Fight
Blackened by words that tarnish
Goodwill
Do you hear yourself or
Is it that you only hear yourself
And no one else.
Photo by Tess Kincaid - Magpie 51

26 comments:

120 Socks said...

Interesting and dark, two of my favourite qualities!

Lyn said...

Good advice to someone who's slipping..really like the directness...

anthonynorth said...

Excellent question at the end. Well said.

Paul C said...

Our lives cobbled together, little to hold it together...like these images.

lightverse said...

I love the way you 'cobbled' together the different points of lightness and darkness. Beautifully stated!

Kathe W. said...

wow- so dark and well done

EcoGrrl said...

loveliness!

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

dark n mysterious lines.. good magpie

Brigid said...

Creative use of the prompt, lives cobbled together, lovely phrasing.

christine said...

Excellent piece of writing, deep thoughts.

izzy said...

I like you poem, Thanks for visiting too.
I used to react, but now I often choose to act. Sometimes it feels like we don't have an option, but we do!

Old Ollie said...

Good flow the theme progresses.

Doctor FTSE said...

An interesting idea. We do cobble our lives together.

Rek said...

Why does it remind me of our primal instinct of flight/fight when we encounter unpleasant events, situations or even people? Thought provoking...

Nana Jo said...

Cobble is a great word ... and your use of it here is perfect. Lives cobbled together between dark and light. Beautiful.

Tess Kincaid said...

Dark and delicious.

Tumblewords: said...

Strong and plush!

girldaydreaming said...

reminds me so much of the quote... 'a life unexamined is not worth living.' i like the fight and the sense of taking the 'cobbled and crude' and really finding a life with meaning. lovely.

spacedlaw said...

A beautiful poignant poem.

Glenn Buttkus said...

What do men build that stand
the test of time, mostly buildings,
some art, some poetry and
literature, but the foundation
for all of it is relationships,
the networking of flesh and
soul. Like others I have re-
evaluated my communication
skills; less brilliant chatter
and more listening please.

Suz said...

A lot to absorb here
good magpie

Dave King said...

I enjoyed this. You make the shadows fascinating.

Helen said...

Hi there! I've been traveling since January 25th and not back home until next week .... thank you so much for the comment.

Your Magpie should be 'required reading!'

Kristen Haskell said...

Thank you all so much for your encouragement.

Jingle said...

refreshing tale.

Bee's Blog said...

Fascinating - well done