“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
For years, I dreamed to take control,
To hold the power and extol –
A hundred choices at my call
To be the champion of all.
At last, alas, my reverie
Appeared to me most tangibly.
Yet satisfaction turned to fear;
Another power held premier.
A banal bloke, by some sick joke,
Sent sanity straight up in smoke.
This inefficient cannibal
Left morsels mindless in my skull.
With knick-knacks numbered as the stars,
And pranks parading forth my scars,
He quite consumed my earnest thought
And crushed each concept that I caught.
Why wonders I could scarcely see
Controlled each dream inside of me –
This paradox I pondered spare,
Reducing me to solitaire.
I tried to stand, but stopped to stay,
Thus choosing more to watch than play.
For varied channels drew me yet
To linger at the T.V. set.
A life-worn lesson then did daunt;
Perhaps it tantalized to taunt.
“Be careful what you wish. It’s true.”
How could it be I never knew?
Easy Street Prompts (“inefficient cannibal”)
Heads or Tails (“sea” or “see”)
…in other words… (“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” Aldous Huxley)
Meme Express (“pranks”)
One Single Impression (“smoke”)
Poetic Asides (“April P.A.D. Challenge”)
Pumping Your Muse (“Watch what you wish for”)
Read Write Poem (Get Your Poem on #72 – “madness”)
Simply Snickers (“sic/sick,” “stand” and “stay”)
Three Word Wednesday (“crush,” “knack” and “varied”)
Totally Optional Prompts (“solitaire”)
Throughout 2009, please join us at The Heart of a Ready Writer, a Bible reading and devotional blog, as we read through the entire Bible in chronological order.