Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pain in his heart to be witnessing

                                                                                   Attribution: Nekneeraj
Image: Cruising aimlessly

11 of 12 given words:
naked pain tighten sparrow electrify wait
kudoclasm (feels like your life is flashing before your eyes, but it’s actually the opposite)
somaticize (verb - to convert (anxiety) into physical symptoms)
aberrant (behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group)
shaft (a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel)
deadbolt (a type of lock that you need a key to open)

Misconstrued of his naked intentions
Just cruising around to while away his time
Pain in his heart to be witnessing how
it tightened around the sparrow's neck

A flash in the darkened night
At the spot it was electrified
A kudoclasm imposed in a long wait
to be somaticized with a sudden force

Life and death snuffed out in aberrant fashion
Shoved in a manner into a shaft of emptiness
How a wayward little bird met its end in the dark
There was no necessity of a deadbolt
to provide a clean passage of demise

Nekneeraj's at MLMM's Photo Challenge #150 (here)
Kerry's at Real Toad's the tuesday platform


  1. Life can be snuffed out in the blink of an eye, whether little birds or humans.

  2. That was such a vivid poem... poor sparrow.

  3. Tragedy; I'm always intrigued with your word craft in response to those wordles

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  4. Those words are jaw-breakers! Well done for placing them in context of your poem.

  5. Poor little bird, it goes so quickly.

  6. What an intense moment you drew for a poor little bird. Bravo!

  7. Did I just read a bird killed by lightning? Or a car? Either way, he never knew what hit him.

  8. The thought of death being snuffed out gave me pause... I'm not sure I've ever thought of it.

  9. Excellent word content poem Hank.


  10. Life here one moment gone the next. We must make the most out of temporary.