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Friday, February 1, 2013

A word with Laurie, for Real Toads


they say it’s a movie, a game, or a show...
whether they’re right, though, I’ll never know
phantasms scare me, frighten me sick—
like nightmares that feature that devil Old Nick

everything’s moving
flickering
shimmering
pushing and shoving
dickering
glimmering
while, in a cauldron,
something is simmering

phantasmagoric phantasmagoria
surely the opposite thing to euphoria
fantastic phantoms
oozing and gory
...ah...
aarrgghh
...ugh...
  
somebody wake me up!
wake me up now!
I can’t think
I can’t breathe
I can’t help myself
ow!
 
who’s there?
who is that?
mom, is that you?
mom, it is you,
and daddy, too,
I’m so glad...
a bad dream...
but I’m okay now


Laurie's word this week
at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads is phantasmagoric.
Of course, Laurie always offers words we use every day.
Not. Definitely not, but she did provide the definition and,
after that, she left us to deal with our own nightmares.


11 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Kay, check your link at Toads. it goes to the poem you did for Izy's poem the other day, not to this one.

Laurie Kolp said...

Sorry about the nightmares, but this poem rocks, Kay! Thanks for participating.

(Just to let you know, the wrong link is under the prompt).

Mary said...

Sounds like a frightening dream indeed...going back into the past like that.

Hannah said...

Interesting...you capture the uncomfortable nightmare tone in this. :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love "surely the opposite thing to euphoria". Cracked me up!

Jinksy said...

What fun you had (and gave us) with this one! :)

Fireblossom said...

Aw, what a cute ending, Kay!

Mixi said...

I love the euphoric rhyme :)

There's so much movement, everything's glittering and shimmering. I think I've had the same dream when I had high fever as a kid!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You do this so well. I've been meaning to do some writing...
BTW How are you after your fall? I'm been forgetting to ask!

Susan said...

I lie the swing and sway of the moment! The voice is--despite the content--total fun. I identified completely!

Susie Clevenger said...

I feel the nightmare..the struggle to awaken and the security all is well...