Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Succubus on the Carousel



Melodious imaginations come to life
lights convert to stars that shine
sanguine trances bequeath pure souls
horses' prances quell heart's dances--
a vanilla treat for all who climb aboard.

Backwards walking on the carousel
staunch rebellion her course of choice
an ivory-face hole in the cloak of night,
she is a succubus on the prowl
drooling at the mouth in longing need

while all the Caylee Anthonys
innocent children lost in reverie
have faith life's ride will move forward.
They laugh and play on the merry-go-round
until she picks her victim and strikes.

Dreams shatter, death ensues
and she walks with lies she hides inside.

*

@laurie kolp

Published for language/place blog carnival issue #8, 7-22-11

Inspiration and picture: Theme Thursday

19 comments:

richard said...

She got away with murder!
Another O.J.
I normally keep my opinions private, but.......

Linda H. said...

Not much coverage of it over here so I am rather uninformed, but this piece still got the point across to me.

Been seeing lots of opinions online (FB, etc) and pretty much everyone agrees she did it. Poor, poor kid.

Sad.

Eva Gallant said...

There was no justice for Kaylee.

Daydreamertoo said...

They should've gone for a lesser charge. I don't think the jury wanted her death on their conscience when there had been so very many lies told by so many people.
Casey Anthony may well have gotten away with murder but, one day she will meet her maker and she will stand and be judged for any and all of her sins. I hope she isn't afraid of dying.
Caylee's soul is with God and his Angels. Casey may never know what it is to be at peace in her life, ever again.
In the end justice will be served, even if it wasn't at this point in time.
Such a sad piece of prose because it's so real.

Mama Zen said...

This piece hits hard.

Daydreamertoo said...

I went to sign the petition but it seems it's only for Americans

Laurie Kolp said...

That's a shame. Thanks anyway for trying.

Brian Miller said...

whew....ok lovely lead in to the msg...great quick rhymes that get the momentum of the carousel...and then of course the turn serious...ugh...should not happen...the not reporting is horrible whether she did it or not...

beccagivens said...

You caught me ... powerful write ... no matter what, we all have to answer to the JUDGE!

Elizabeth said...

Moving write which befits the carousal in its title. Sad, sad reality for all of us,

Elizabeth

haikulovesongs said...

powerful and tragic!

Mary said...

She will get her just reward eventually...she cannot hide from God.

Steve Isaak said...

Good read, great twist in tone.

kaykuala said...

It's morbid at the end. I wonder if there's justice eventually. Apologies for late response.

Vivian said...

I love it that you took a contemporary and timely story and made it universal. Thank you.

Marcus Speh said...

powerful piece and not easy to do justice to something like this. good imagery. the event and the poem make you think of the balance of good and evil in a profound way. thank you for sharing during the carnival. cheers from berlin!

Jen Knox said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Jen Knox said...

Sorry about that, Laurie. :) Still, powerful stuff here...

Lou Freshwater said...

The juxtaposition of the sweetness and innocence of a carousel with the horrors of a murdered child is quite powerful.