Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Battles of the Mind

I am; how did you guess?
Was it the fact I cried out

in the middle of the night
for King Kong, declared

him handsome and easy-
going as if he were Jesus?

Or was it the fact a lesser
god promised to center me?

**

Prompt Inspiration~
 Poetry Jam: Battles
3WW: easygoing, fact, handsome
PU Verse First: Just Past Center

37 comments:

kelvin s.m. said...

...oh, thought provoking Laurie... i, actually, don't know how to handle this... i guess, i may have to gather first my powers as a mythical sleuth... see, you create a battle inside my mind now... aww... smiles...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The beginning of this poem--"I am"-- commands my attention, and each probing question keeps me reading to the very end. The fact that there are no answers keeps me intrigued, even as I turn to other pursuits...

humbird said...

this 'lesser god' seems more grounded..clever take on 3 prompts, Laurie :)

Brian Miller said...

who will be our master....who will be our port in that storm of the mind....someone grounded in this earth, or someone above it...these are the questions you leave me with today...

Brian Miller said...

who will be our master....who will be our port in that storm of the mind....someone grounded in this earth, or someone above it...these are the questions you leave me with today...

Brian Miller said...

who will be our master....who will be our port in that storm of the mind....someone grounded in this earth, or someone above it...these are the questions you leave me with today...

Mary said...

King Kong has always scared me. I do hope a 'lesser god' appears.

Sreejit Poole said...

Oh wow, now that's how you work a prompt! I had no idea for this one. Love what you did!

Karen S. said...

Oh those battles within us can be so mighty, and so randomly unexpected, and so very different for all of us.... your poem gives me many thoughts to ponder.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

This was inventive and because it is so brief it lends itself well to re-readings. I enjoyed it more and more as I read and re-read.

Sumana Roy said...


intriguing...king kong , Jesus , a lesser god....unending battle...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the whole concept of a lesser god and think you have written a wizard of a response to the prompt. I, too, think the brevity makes a terrific impact. Way to go!

Sheilagh Lee said...

truly thought provoking

R. Burnett Baker said...

We are all lesser gods, are we not? Your poem hints that some are more so than others.

Kathryn said...

So thought provoking, I love King Kong.

Patricia A. McGoldrick said...

Laurie, I echo the words of others--thought provoking, this is. :)

Susan said...

Cool. Must be a movie about Jesus and/or King Kong I missed with either easy going and good looking ...

Panchali said...

Laurie, Enjoyed reading this poem. That monster King Kong still amazes me. Ah, lesser Gods are so much better, I guess.
Haunting poem. well done !

Peggy said...

As usual Laurie, an excellent response to the prompt. Inner battles are each so unique. Thank you for posting.

alan1704 said...

Where is the anchor of the soul and is there a monster lurking inside just under the surface. This is much more that the parts.

Mishla M said...

Very intriguing, Laurie.

Lisa A. Williams said...

This excellent write left me with a lot to think about.

Lasha M said...

Well said... Battle with mind is so hard and it cant be controlled very easily..... and thanks for visiting me.... Yes I know I dont have to fight it alone

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I can honestly say that, up until this moment, I had not ever imagined you in the clutches of a giant ape.

Poet Laundry said...

Crying out in the middle of the night for King Kong...ha... We often do settle for lesser gods.

Jae Rose said...

Maybe the lesser god has the potential to thrive in all of us..which makes us proclaim 'I am'..let's hope..

Helen said...

It is difficult combining challenges ... you do it beautifully!

Joseph Philip Walters said...

Never pin your hopes on a lesser god, Laurie. This is a very concise judgement on human nature. Nicely done.

SaraV said...

Laurie, as others have said, powerful words and leaving a mystery--you have a rare talent of many poetic voices :-)

Akila G said...

Ha! the vagaries are disturbing.

Leonard Blumfeld said...

Superb!

Karen said...

Who is there to hear our cries? The great I Am or some lesser god? I'll go with Him...King Kong frightens me, and other idols have feet of clay...smiles!

This really made me think!

vivinfrance said...

A veritable cri de coeur.

Kim Nelson said...

Always interesting to see your amalgamated work prompted by several sites, Laurie.

Wyoming Diva said...

"The lesser god" - something I have always pondered/struggled with, crying out for understanding, if not more.... Thank you for sharing.

Susie Clevenger said...

King Kong, Jesus, a lesser god...an unlikely trinity...delightful piece!

Suzy said...

I'd much rather have a lesser God. King Kong scares me.