Friday, February 1, 2013

Phantasmagoric

It had a phantasmagoric feel,
an atmospheric aura so unreal

this pain reeling from within
a less than fantastic outward whim

to put a hammer to my tooth
and slam impulsiveness uncouth.

Instead I had to sit and wait,
only in fantasy did my ache abate. 

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Inspiration~ Real Toads: A Word with Laurie

21 comments:

Jinksy said...

Ouch! ♥

Susan said...

Yes! In the end you will be glad the whim was "less than fantastic."

Gail said...

Here's to being pain free.

Brian Miller said...

oh dang...think i told you they had to crack one of my molars in half with a pry bar because of my twisted roots...i dont envy you...but i hope you are feeling better...fun word too...smiles.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Hope you feel better soon!!

listeningdaisy said...

I hope your pain soon doesn't fit that word but is instead fitting the word null.

Mary said...

Laurie, your poem made your pain seem extremely real and showed its intensity. Ouch!

Fireblossom said...

Yeah...I always ask for the gas, too! That opening couplet really rolls off the tongue. I just like the sound of it.

razzamadazzle said...

What a pain~literally! At least you were able to take it and mold it into an awesome poem!

Emma Major said...

wow, I can feel your pain in that, hope it passes quicklyxxx

Hannah said...

Ooo, you capture it brightly, Laurie...such sharp and charged pain you describe. I hope that it's lots better. ♥

Sherry Blue Sky said...

My teeth have sympathy pains! Feel better soon!

daydreamerdreams said...

Sounds like a killer tooth ache! Great write but sorry about the pain!

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

Nothing worse than a tooth ache, unless it is two teeth aching relentlessly.
Thanks for sharing.
Peace

Ella said...

I know...this pain! I am sorry you have been hurting~ I hope you are feeling better! I am going to try to come up with something tomorrow!
Clever prompt! :D I will miss you on RT! (((hugs)))

Mixi said...

I hope you derived a few moments' pleasure when writing this poem :) Wish you a speedy recovery!

Grandmother said...

Even pain can inspire good poetry.

Judy Roney said...

Wow, sounds like the pain took you took another world; one we don't want to be in but all go there sometime. I'm glad you got a poem out of the pain. That's a little payoff. :)

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm glad the hammer wasn't real. I've often thought of it as a solution to one thing and another, but haven't followed through, and nor did you, thank goodness.
K

Susie Clevenger said...

Oh my...I know that pain..you have created words that make me feel the pain. I great Job!

Kim Nelson said...

tooth pain prompted a great little ditty, here, Laurie!