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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Comic Conundrum

My children are of an age where comic superheros really appeal to them.  After 3 days of running around the house pretending to be Iron Man and solve all the world's problems, this poem seemed appropriate to share for this week's Poetry Rally.  So please, I would love to hear what you have to say, but then pop over to the Rally for some more exciting poems!

Comic Conundrum

BAM!! KERPOW!!!!!!!!
Life seems so simple
in the comic book world
of absolutes. 
Evil is always honest
in its deception
never hidden by
gentle smiles
or hearts that truly mean well.

If only the mirror
spoke the soul's state
reflected in the folds and creases
of flesh like a sign
on the forehead
“Well meaning fool – don't listen”
or
“Will cut you down as compost
to feed my soul”
a grotesque comic art
of Dorian Grey

Oh no, life isn't simple
black and white
distilled prose
and chromatic cartoons

Draw carefully now
let life touch those lines
with an infinite complexity
and depth of hue

Find your sight.

I have just heard that I have been honoured with the "Perfect Poet's Award" from the Poetry Rally for this week!  Thank you folks! :)

13 comments:

lynnaima said...

well said and the cartoons/fairtylates set us up why as grown ups we feel unprepared :(
happy rally!

http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/nobody/

wordcoaster said...

Enjoyable post; lots of threads woven together in this one--liked your Dorian reference as well. Here's my comic-related post: http://wordcoaster.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/supermans-regret/

Marbles in My Pocket said...

Wonderful and inspiring post, Zoe. I like this one a lot!
http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/a-thousand-candles/

Morning said...

Draw carefully now
let life touch those lines
with an infinite complexity
and depth of hue

Find your sight.

love this, you rock,
smiles.

tinkwelborn said...

Yes, in that genre Evil is always Honest, isn't it. Ha.
Nice advisory piece….Find Your Sight.
Kind of like old Socrates' say: Know Thyself.

good piece.

Chèvrefeuille said...

Happy Rally! Love this poem. Well as tinkwellborn days in his/her comment "Know thyself" as Socrates said once.

Miriam Sagan said...

I did enjoy life when it was so simple!

Annette said...

This is a good reflection on evil -- and how simple things are in children's books.
Thanks for your comments on my my poem December Rain. It was meant to be a picture of a moment in time; nothing more. My poetry is usually pretty direct...

Raivenne said...

Wonderful and inspiring reflections.

magdalenahermanstories said...

'If only the mirror
spoke the soul's state
reflected in the folds and creases
of flesh like a sign
on the forehead'... Amazing choice of words! So true, unlike the comic book, in life nothing is simply black or white.

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

Greetings:

Hope all is well.

Noting that you have won the perfect poet award for week 58,
what an achievement, thanks for your outstanding contribution to us
along the way, keep up the excellence. Best!





Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Respect and hugs.
xoxox

Tifiny said...

your words carry weight,
thanks.

Erick Flores said...

I have to say, this was very creative and insightful. Nice poem!
-Erick Flores