Friday, May 11, 2012

A Path of Cherry Pits

Why is it we find ourselves
victims of tumultuous times

where peace is privileged,
laced with turgid truths
as thick as throbbing tongue?

An amaroidal aftertaste
these nauseating lies
promises forsaken

spit like cherry pits
leaving a path that treads
on troubled tactics.

When will this relay end?


©laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: IGWRT- A Word with Laurie: turgid


Kerry O'Connor said...

Wow, Laurie! There are several amazing words here: tumultuous being a fave of mine for the way it rolls off the tongue. Amaroidal aftertaste.. Yeesh.

Excellent commentary, too, on present times.

Brian Miller said...

ha some wonderful word pairings laurie...i love all your double beginning letters it is a nice contrast of fun to the questions you are asking which are a bit more serious...smiles....have a lovely friday

Mystic_Mom said...

Laurie this is so well done, love the layers and depth.

Helen said...

A sign of the times ... you expressed what we are experiencing ~ and pulled it off in a poem! Wonderful.

Daydreamertoo said...

There is nothing worse to me, than an habitual liar. It gets so that you never know if what they tell you is true anymore, or not.
Nicely said Laurie.

Lorna Cahall said...

Turgid is so, so filled with words. What fun.

Hannah said...

Love these, Laurie!!

"laced with turgid truths
as thick as throbbing tongue?"
"spit like cherry pits,"
also the analogy of life being a relay, such a great poem and word prompt, Laurie! Thank you!

Maude Lynn said...

"Amaroidal aftertaste" is just awesome! Cool write.

kaykuala said...

"spit like cherry pits
leaving a path that treads
on troubled tactics"

Yes, we can't be sure whatever is spewed out can be believed. Great write,Ma'am!


Laurie Kolp said...

Thank you. Have a great weekend!

Isadora Gruye said...

you have a razorsharp wit, great work tackling turgidity.

Shawna said...

I really like these:

"An amaroidal aftertaste"

"spit like cherry pits
leaving a path that treads
on troubled tactics"

Thanks for the interesting prompting today, Laurie. I hope you're feeling better and that you have a nice weekend.

Marian said...

ugh, ain't that the truth. well, well done.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So many great lines. I especially love the path that "treads on troubled tactics". Politics. It was ever thus.

Peggy said...

Many very strong images in this--excellent words! Very serious and sad question.

Unknown said...

Oh, Oh! I'm going to have to haul out my Webster's Collegiate for this one!

teri said...

A familiar path. I feel the need to go out and sweep my sidewalk.