Sunday, February 12, 2017

Scant attention is all it gets - A Quadrille

                                                                         Attribution: AdiJapan
Image: Been through so many minds (here)

Not given a ghost of a chance
How so cruel this world that fits the bill
Elusive in its make-up more just in passing
Scant attention is all it gets
Much to the consternation of those
who in the background sacrificed
time and money
(44 words)

Kim's at d'Verse's Quadrille #26
and to include the word  -  ghost

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like the books we right, doesn't it?

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  2. All comes back to dough for many and then they don't have much in the end.

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  3. This is such a strong and tightly knit poem! Kudos ❤️

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  4. It is cruel to those who have spent time and money and made big sacrifices ~

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  5. "give peace a chance & "can't we all just get along?" song lyrics echoing under freeway bridges & alleys in ghettos & war zones. Peace is fleeting, illusive, like joy, but pain & loss stick to our bones & soul like scars from a house fire.

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  6. Elusive in its make-up more just in passing

    Hank, life sometimes is hard to understand it's like trying to find that elusive blue rose...so hard to get the dream one deserves at times.

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  7. So scant, but hopefully they feel that they have done well.

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  8. So much truth in so few words, Hank. Cruel world - scant attention - not a ghost of a chance.

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  9. My mind keeps coming back to "those
    who in the background sacrificed
    time and money".

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  10. Yes, this world can be carelessly cruel.

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