Ding dong it is midnight.
The wicked witch will remain.
She will be marked in daily blocks,
As we leaf page-by-page,
Through hardware-store calendar.
Her evil spell will be felt,
Throughout the coming dozen,
The 52 repeated stretches,
From Sunday through Saturday.
A toxic brew which she conjured,
Especially for our benefit,
A blanketing pox under which we live,
Will cover the days we inhabit,
An inescapable, personal burden.
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Posted on March 22, 2016, in Poetry, Uncategorized and tagged Annum, DoubleU, John White, Poetry. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.
Wonderful, can’t wait!
Thank you, Chris! 🙂
I’m not sure “like” is the right word for what I feel, but it was the only option. Lol! Better to say that I was moved by the well-crafted words, but a bit distressed by their content. But I suspect that was its intent…
Therefore… good job, John! 🙂
Thank you, Lisa! 🙂 Let’s call it a stressful time that made the coming year loom pretty large in the window making me feel like it may very well wind up being more of the stressful same. 😉
Oh..scary..an evil spell! Good one, John 🙂
Thank you! 🙂 Sometimes it feels like an unlucky rabbit’s foot has been placed in my pocket but I’m sure we’ve all felt that one before. 😉
I agree with Lisa, well crafted and a bit scary,,
Thank you! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂 It’s a pleasure to meet you!
Hmmmm…A political statement maybe?…There is a familiar odor to this witch…:)
Thank you! 🙂 That witch has had something brewing for years unfortunately but she’s been making a lot of appearances on the news lately too. 😉
Yes, we agreed some months back that the political scene would give us a lot of fuel to toss on the fire….:)
And the fuel keeps on coming. The tank is constantly full. 😉
Just think of all the methane we could get from all that garbage being spread around.
We could fuel furnaces and heat half the planet. 😉
Probably more than that….lol
Very likely a lot more. 😉
Reblogged this on Crazy Pasta Child.
Thank you for the reblog!
Came back to this a number of times, “a blanketing pox under which we live”. Bleak. But hey, bleak is just as valid as uplifting!
Thank you! 🙂 Bleak can be a real downer but just as realistic, you’re right. It’s great to meet you!
Likewise, John, keep up the good work!
Hi, John. How are you?
Would you break down the meaning of this post for me please? Thanks!
Thank you, Aleks! 🙂 It was something written just short of the new year. There were a lot of issues and problems to be dealt with at the time making the coming new year look like it might be a trying time. I was preparing myself to survive the coming twelve months though it felt like there was curse or at least a run of bad luck place on the year to come. It’s great to meet you!
Thank you for the reblog!
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