Thursday, December 2, 2010

THE DOOR


No one's walked through
chilling snow's intact
hypocrisy's door
fabricated love concealing
inside bedlam wraps
dysfunction
tearing, tying
insanity fierce
scissors pierce
cutting affection
like icicle teeth
the price tag's what counts
not lunatic thoughts
Shut up! Let me be!
Kids go watch TV!
Season's spirit dissipates
Snow melts like tears
Watching phony
Christmas cheer
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Thanks again to Willow for her great picture prompt at Magpie Tales.
I'm also entering this in G-man's 55.

34 comments:

  1. sharp.

    amazing magpie in 55 words.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Thursday!

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  2. How true about the cheery facades and, yet, the darkness within some families especially during the 'perfect' holiday season.

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  3. wow myrna - very well done!
    first i thought you're writing about some clinical institution for mental ill people...but well..in some families it can be like this..reminded me of my childhood somehow...

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  4. Whooa!! Cold and biting!! Dark and harsh!! Sad and moving..
    But I must congratulate you on this fantastic write, Myrna! I only hope it's fiction though..

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  5. How many holidays I have felt that same way. Wonderful writing but I hope this season is the exact opposite for you :)

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  6. Myrna...
    What a fantastic Poet you are!
    Loved your 55.
    There always has to be a Yin to every Yang!
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  7. I hope the Christmas spirit visits soon! :) Very nicely written...sharp!

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  8. I love this - I wrote a vignette for this pic (too late for Magpie) but kinda looking on the same side as this

    sadly life can be disfunctional though looking great from the outside

    Nice 55 as well

    Moon smiles

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  9. very nicely done...yes there is a lot of dark shadows that hide behind the lights and bright paper...

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  10. Enjoyable


    yet much more...


    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

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  11. nothing worse than phony Christmas cheer...we should embrace it all, even if others can't....it truly is hard on children to be around such thing....bkm

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  12. So much behind the door.
    "...like icicle teeth".
    Very thought provoking.

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  13. Am a little afraid to enter through this door! The cold bites...never know what emotions lay behind it

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  14. so true for so many families...

    poignant writing!

    loveNlight
    Gabi

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  15. Very true what Gabriela said. Nice write Myrna

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  16. myrna, so sad and biting....and yet true for too many people.

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  17. Good thing it is only fiction , nicely crafted with two memes with one pen .... nice 55er & MP

    joanny

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  18. Very deep, introspective look at the holiday season. True for many families. It is what you make it. A fine 55.
    My 55 is HERE .

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  19. Beautifully written. Scary and thought provoking.

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  20. Wow. You are a wordsmith. I'll be reading more.
    my 55 is here http://faystoo.blogspot.com/

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  21. Thank you so much for visiting my blog last week(after reading my post on Laura's site) and leaving me such a sweet comment!

    These words are so poignant, but in too many cases, true.

    I look forward to reading more of your posts!

    Smiles,
    Debbie

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  22. Greetings! How r u?

    You are invited to join our potluck week 13 at Jingle Poetry : http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/

    Write a poem fitting our week 13 theme (Dreams, Visions, Reveries), post it, and link in to our potluck, you are also allowed to link in unrelated poems. we are open Sunday, 8pm, American central time.

    We have had so much fun having you last week. I cannot wait seeing you on coming Monday again.

    Let me know if you have questions.

    Have A Weekend As Graceful As Your Writing!

    xoxox

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  23. Doors are always mysterious. Your short write is so quite true.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  24. I hate to say this, but I have a door like this that sometimes opens. Icy and chilling it is. Great work.

    xo Erin

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  25. Great Job; I could feel the chill~ Fake Christmas cheer is the worst!

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  26. wow, this was amazing. I could feel the icy touch reading through each line. Truly a brilliant poem!

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  27. i've read this already, but thought i wish you a wonderful sunday myrna, great to have you around

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  28. Great work and welcome to Poet's United

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  29. Wonderfully descriptive and chillingly accurate!

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  30. This one packs a punch, a sad, powerful, punch.

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  31. wow, sounds familiar!! that is exactly what happens when my family gets together! (LOL) - the stress of the holidays, when we are expecting too much.

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  32. Bedlam is an amazing wrapper. This is a great poem.

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