Monday, February 18, 2013

A Destroyer

                                                                        Image Attribution to Leo za1
Image: An Iguana at the Butterfly World, South Africa
Source: Licensed through Wikimedia Commons (here)


The fabric of life's macabre vision
Expounding its will on the morrow
Those threatened scrambled for positions
Not to pulsate in throes of sorrow

Embroidery set in sophisticated patterns
Salient in rough skins of colors so loud
Seldom to malign strong lyrics in rhythm
A character prim with extraordinary clout

Can life be so planned to wield such power
A creature with sentiments all set to sire
Satiated with elements regal in nature
Pandemonium unleashed to emerge a destroyer

Written for Open Link Monday at Real Toads and One Single Impression #260 with prompt - embroidery-

21 comments:

  1. nice...i really like the flow of this hank...particularly that last stanza...the will of life is...and i cont really go on from there...we follow its flow...find destroyers here and there...but hopefully come through unscathed or at least with a nice story to go with the scar...smiles...happy monday man...

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    1. Thanks Brian! I just can't ignore the power that exudes from the pic. It creates that threat present in most situations that one faces in life! A great Mon to start the week!

      Hank

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  2. each surely destroys another no matter what it is, seems to go round and round. Like the flow to this one a lot too at your ground.

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    1. Survival of not just the fittest but the ability to outrun them at lightning speed!

      Hank

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  3. Powerful words on life, and yes, it does flow beautifully.

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    1. Thanks Anthony! Life with all its permutations!

      Hank

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  4. This flows effortlessly...great work Hank.

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    1. Thanks Keith! A flow came with luck on second reading. It pays!

      Hank

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  5. Your last paragraph packs the right punch ... well done !!!

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    1. Thanks GS! Sometimes it clicks, huh!

      Hank

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  6. Embroidery set in sophisticated patterns
    Salient in rough skins of colors so loud

    And complete with battle scars of life, perhaps?

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    1. Oh yes, it affects both genders equally though some can take it better! Thanks Jinsky!

      Hank

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  7. Yeahhh...I love the natural rhythm of this piece and the rhymes work extraordinarily well. Its a wonder to watch the sometimes viscious cycle that plays our in front of our eyes and this punctuates it with a flair for sure. Great writing.

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    1. Thanks Herotommost! It's the way of the world right from the simplest forms. Poets are privileged to exchange ideas which ordinarily others ignore!

      Hank

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  8. Life is a vicious cycle yet we live with all we have...beautiful piece!

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    1. Thanks Susie! We're lucky really!

      Hank

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  9. every creature has a different meaning ..
    what's seems cruel to us is a physiological need for another..
    loved the analogy..

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  10. The "embroidery" line is splendid and yes, there is something powerfully aggressive about the looks of these creatures.

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  11. I do like this. Love the strong ending.

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  12. Each word is woven so perfectly throughout. You are a wordsmith. I enjoyed reading this poem.

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  13. Your iguana is a fine looking specimum, Hank.
    I am glad that you could writue some nice verse that does him justice.
    ..

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