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


  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.

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

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


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

  5. May hobbits and humans find peace together.

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

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

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

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

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