Photo Challenge #89 December 1, 2015 -Shadows

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image by Anne Worner “Peace” CC BY-SA 2.0

 

Lights action.

Blank.

A flash and then……

Nothing.

I awake to this confinement.

Around me the city is a hub of sound and activity.

People going going going

Hustle bustle bustle hustle

Not an eye cast my way.

A drunk wanders by

Looks and sees, for a second something registers

Then he turns a learing eye away

With one hand adjusts himself, shuffles off.

Mumbling of a past time.

I am alive

Prisoner to a second in time

In clothes I would never wear

A wig mysterious and youthful,

I am I know mutton dressed as lamb.

There’s not a sideways glance

In a world of enforced uniformity

Coiffured to disguise individuality

Lights positioned

Hiding identity

For the want of consistency.

Bland, tasteless lacking personality

Only shadows point out difference.

 

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/photo-challenge-89/

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17 Responses to Photo Challenge #89 December 1, 2015 -Shadows

  1. I love I am muttoned-dressed! This speaks volumes on society Michael

  2. Photoshop springs to mind. Made to look perfect and not realistic anymore. How sad being under the spotlight one can be.

  3. clothespeggedpat says:

    thanks for your response Michael 😀

    I’m sitting here laughing as I’m reading through the comments …. and I had noted the other day, you changed your Gravatar pic – and even though we don’t see your face, you strike a fitting pose 🙂

    I love what you have penned here! Really awesome – and from a perspective and point of view unexpected! Amazing – and the line breaks and almost staccato form just add to the “dictates” … really cool impression!

    Cheers ~ Pat

    • Thanks Pat, a challenging prompt I found….I like that it was a challenge…..I changed my image as I thought it about time I did…..some people might argue that is my best side….

      • clothespeggedpat says:

        LOL … no, I would suggest it’s not your best side at all …. but it’s interesting nonetheless 😉

  4. Yes, everyone wants their own style as long as it is just like everyone else’s – a deft commentary on fashion

  5. Bastet says:

    This poem has the feeling of something surreal about it … intriguing statement on our society and I liked these lines which at least to me added a touch of mystery to the whole poem:

    A drunk wanders by
    Looks and sees, for a second something registers
    Then he turns a learing eye away
    With one hand adjusts himself, shuffles off.
    Mumbling of a past time.

  6. It’s like she knows she’s trapped but she can’t escape the trappings of a hollow life. Very, very good!

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