Monday, February 21, 2011

Fair-weather People

Photo generously provided by Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tale 54

I never said I wanted to end our union
Just the social media voyeurism
Emotional obscurity massive curiosity
Puzzling misunderstandings and confusion
Harbinger of missing pieces

You say you can’t stick around because the picture
Is askew, it’s not a travel brochure or an island cruise
It is here as it always claimed it would be
Just as you did, a solemn vow
Knowing, then claiming you just couldn’t see
Ostrich or emu thriving by ignoring
Clamoring to look away
Plenty of your cronies will support you
But will they?

Have you become fodder for their secrets?
Where they use you
As the one person
They wouldn’t be and the things they wouldn’t do.

39 comments:

Brigid said...

That's a really impressive piece, Kirsten, how perceptive, great writing.

Donna B said...

This is GREAT! I love, "This isn't a travel brochure or an island cruise". This is the real thing.

Reflections said...

Wow, powerful write! I love the questioning...Have you become fodder for their secrets? Wow.

Suko said...

I had to read this a couple of times because it's so impressive! Great interpretation!

Iwrite4u said...

Intriguing and impressive piece

thingy said...

Wow, Kristen. Terrific words.

Paul C said...

You allude well to some of the inescapable drawbacks of social media.

Kathe W. said...

Bravissimo !!!

Ann said...

This is another wonderful piece Kirsten. Have you become fodder for their secrets. Great line.

Lolamouse said...

I love this piece! Sounds like you were truly giving a "piece of your mind" to someone!

Tumblewords: said...

Wow! How wonderful this is - a textured piece that sings.

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

that's a wonderful Mag.. good one!

trisha said...

just fantastic. a wonderfully written truth.

trisha

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

It is a thoughtful and imposing writing.

annell said...

That was so wonderful! I love it!

Friko said...

a splendid piece of writing.

Helen said...

Social networking ... curse or blessing? Love your Magpie!

anthonynorth said...

Great power in those words. Enjoyed them.

lightverse said...

That was such a powerful poem! Fodder for their secrets...brilliant. You have an astonishing way with the words.

Donna B said...

Hello again...thank you so much for your comments...I went back to my gmail account and was able to connect to your blog...but I coudn't by clicking on your picture.

So you live in Missouri? I have a girlfriend in O'Fallon who you would LOVE! How far is it from you? I am happy to find a friend like you and will follow you, now that I have found you! Thank you so much for following my blog.

Chrissy said...

I especially love the ending...

"Have you become fodder for their secrets? Where they use you As the one person They wouldn’t be and the things they wouldn’t do."

Ouch! Sweet!

Martin H. said...

Ah, Kristen, you expose those fair-weather types, so well.

Words A Day said...

"emotional obscurity massive curiosity" great line! This has a real rap beat! loved it.

Kimberly said...

I love your combination of words. They all fit together and create quite the flow!

JamieDedes said...

There's a story behind this extremely well done poem. A striking authenticity, not often found.

Fine work, Kristen.

Blessing ...

Lyn said...

The last 2 lines..so powerful..."things they wouldn't do"...quite a portrait of someone who's fooling themself!

Shari Sunday said...

I love the words. I thought of Bob Dylan. I could almost hear his voice. Hope you know that is meant as a compliment. I also understand the sentiment of losing a relationship because the pieces weren't ready to come together.

signed...bkm said...

Wonderful "Emotional obsurity massive curiosity"...powerful line bringing meaning to the whole piece ...well done Kristen...bkm

Tess Kincaid said...

Lots of powerful emotion here. I love the sarcism in the bit about it not being a travel brochure or island cruise.

Celestial Dreamz said...

intriguing piece of art. brilliant.

Trellissimo said...

the picture
Is askew

Sadly, this happens all too often...

Sue J said...

Great take on this week's prompt, Kristen. Love the dragon poem too.

girldaydreaming said...

i appreciate the honesty in this piece... inspiring!

Kavita said...

Intense and honest!!
I hear ya, lady!! Internet and its quirks - whheew!!
I like the expressions you've used here, Kristen.. they just seemed perfect considering the context!!

Well done!!

jabblog said...

Oh, to see ourselves as others see us . . . incisive writing!

Mary said...

This is impressive, thoughtful writing. Well done!

Rekha said...

Very intriguing and thoughtful...we mould ourselves to fit other's mindset...and then wonder where we have gone wrong when they frown at our efforts to revert.

~T~ said...

A powerful punch to a shallow character. But would someone like that even notice?

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

wow! powerful write about the clique-i-ness of the web