Saturday, June 19, 2010

Magpie tale #19

                                 Willow at hosts a weekly writing prompt
                                             Using the below photo write a vignette or poem

I feel as though I am prostrate
on a knife blade,balanced
over cold sharpened steel.

If I breathe too hard or move
at all.
I will be sliced in half.

The weight of it.

If I do nothing
I still bleed
still suffer.

Which is worse?

The oak grip
of indecision.


  1. You have certainly captured the emotions that accompany indecision. Very nice!

  2. Nice Magpie. I like the last line..
    "The oak grip of indecision"

  3. Powerful and vivid. Great Magpie!

  4. Such wonderful and striking metaphor, your words a poetic delight.

  5. The oak grip
    of indecision. That's a strong grip nice line! Great Magpie!

  6. Love this poem! This must be how my husband feels when he's trying to make a decision. I'm usually a snap decision maker - I might regret it later, but I mostly would rather regret than think too hard.

  7. powerful slowly let it cut or move quick and draw it deep...a question that i am glad i do not have to make today...great magpie!

  8. Do something, act, bleed, have it done with..Recover..Miracles happen!
    Good mag...

  9. Vivid and powerful, especially 'The oak grip of indecision'. One I will have to re-read.

    Have a lovely weekend x

  10. Indecision. How true your words are! Nice poem with a wonderful edge.

  11. ooh, a fine magpie, suz! it fascinates me to read what so many have seen when they saw this weeks prompt, and yours is not exception!! i could feel the pain of both decisions, knowing both were going in a bad direction!

  12. Gosh, I certainly can relate. We Libras can never make up our minds!

  13. ah yes- the weighing of pros and cons....the agony of choice.

  14. The dilemma of all consuming fear.

  15. Once again, your word choice is amazing...


If you have landed in my tree..give me a chirp,fluff your feathers...drop... me a comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...