Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Immaterial



Life is fragile~
wear it like a loose garment.
 
Before you brag, imagine
living in fear, your freedom
an old pair of underwear with holes,
ripped and thrown away. Imagine
living biddably, your transparent bra
dangling from a telephone wire,
only you have no way to call.
 
Before you brag about worldly
possessions, imagine living
in fear, where icy stares
are daggers in your heart
as you stand in a line-up,
naked and you have to 
remain polite or else.
 
Life is fragile~
wear it like a loose garment.
 
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Poetic Inspiration~
3WW- brag, icy, polite

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Barbed-Wire Butterflies by Jessica Kristie is being released today. It's the story of a young girl captured into a world of sex-trafficking and slave labor. All proceeds from this book are being donated to Courage Worldwide.

 

19 comments:

Stan Ski said...

We take such a lot for granted...

anthonynorth said...

Great words with a powerful and true message.

Susan said...

A poem of power, anger boardering sorrow. I stand frozen between, feeling.

Brian Miller said...

love your open and closing couplet...its what is in the middle though that really brings it for me....living in fear, hard place to be...exposed as well....

Sheilagh Lee said...

Great words we shouldn't take life for granted.

Gail said...

Wonderful! Freedom is taken for granted by many.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

This was wonderful - yes, one of my mottos is: keep yourself humble (or God will do it for you).

jaerose said...

Yes life is very fragile...beautifully but unflinchingly written..Jae

Karen S. said...

You are so absolutely right! What a vision you brought to life with these words. It reminds me of a quote I put on FB, about affection which follows this same road of taking things for granted. "No home is complete without affection. You can have all the Picassos in the world, or walls made of gold, but without affection it's nothing." Claudio Luti

Green Speck said...

"Life is fragile~
wear it like a loose garment." Ohh I loved this poem a lot !!!

Kim Nelson said...

One of your best, Laurie. Direct, succinct, detailed. Very well done.

Bethe77 said...

Life is very fragile and we shouldnt take anything for granted. So easily it could be gone. Great reminder.
Lovey write.
Blessings

Berowne said...

Valid and eloquent. Well done.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

In your words I see the Jews of World War II, stripped naked before Hitler's minions...

Powerful!

Silk and Sky

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This poem definitely puts a lot of things in perspective...

SweetTalkingGuy said...
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SweetTalkingGuy said...

Dead good!
I love the shape of this and that word 'biddably'. Wonderful dreamy images throughout.

Here's my 3WW
HERE

Dave King said...

Chillingly brilliant.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Beautifully written and thought provoking. (Makes me feel really guilty about my lightweight effort for this prompt!)