Thursday, June 28, 2018

to spark off challenging traits

                                                                     Photo: © Jim Kable (Used with permission)
Image: Climbing to The Top (here)

the 12 given words:
silently, glide, straight spark traits signal peeking  silhouette happens 
hobbits (a fictional, diminutive, humanoid race in J.R Tolkien’s fiction)
alligator fizzle 

silently gliding up straight
to spark off challenging traits
a signal to the rest of the world
that magnificent pieces of jewels

are there in the making
may just mildly peeking
or in a boisterous show of force
in a rat race killing off
even the slightest silhouette
of competition felt

it happens everywhere everytime
where hobbits or human-kind
stake out rivalry outright and apparent
or seemingly meek and innocent

where greed and power
of that of a hungry alligator
will seek to impose their will
not to fizzle off easily to fulfill
the rogue in human failings
despite Providence's blessings

Michael at MLMM's Tale Weaver  #177
Bjorn's at d'Verse's OLN#223

12 comments:

  1. Gripped by the opening line and then so many images of fight ending in despite "Providence's blessings" - as if it had been there all along, as a possibility. Interesting.

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  2. Society is becoming more selfish. Profound thoughts in poem!

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  3. A truly excellent opening line, this poem Hank is very thought provoking. Thanks for sharing.

    Yvonne.

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  4. The rat race sure all comes back to it as greed wins out

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  5. May hobbits and humans find peace together.

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  6. Nice phrase: "killing off
    even the slightest silhouette"

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  7. That hungry alligator always wants to impose its will - that's what crony capitalism is today. Nicely penned.
    -HA

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  8. I love your opening line - it's very strong!

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  9. Hope we can all live in peace someday instead of rivalry ~

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