Writing Prompt #175 “Double Feature!”

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houses

Is it illusion or simple delusion

That allows us to see the weirdest things?

Our minds can create any number of demons

From childhood trauma

To adult confrontations

We are all prone to seeing what might not be there.

I’ve seen them gathering

Hiding behind the smoke of deception

Those tell-tale signs that all is not right

That behaviours can be misleading

Accepting the different between fantasy and reality

Is a fine line all too often not noticed?

But denied and ignored

Until we hit the mountain

the one that’s always there

But we didn’t see or chose not to see.

I went to the gallery

Viewed the artist in question

Questioned his intend

Why did he have to fly away?

His life ending in fire and confusion

Just when I was getting to like him.

Back in suburbia, houses had lives of their own

Each haunted by a past

Of intrigue, lies and deceitfulness

The monsters assembled

Each an agenda

But none wanting to go it alone

They slid into dark recesses

Licking wounds and harbouring grudges

Watching waiting for the penny to drop

For their grievances to come alive

And vengeance of a kind

Only they understood

Rained down on you and me.

 

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2016/09/04/writing-prompt-175-collage-special-edition/

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8 Responses to Writing Prompt #175 “Double Feature!”

  1. From childhood trauma

    To adult confrontations

    We are all prone to seeing what might not be there.

    Brilliantly worded this! Powerful writing and great use of the two prompts

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Fascinating piece. You did a superb job writing this one for the double prompt. You are right, there are things behind and in-between, sometimes through a sort of veil, that are there, that not everyone sees. There are realities we do not acknowledge.The intrigue and licking wounds, the hiding, are all very interesting, and I wonder about this artist, and the man who went to see his art. What’s behind them and what they do? Awesome write.

  3. doubly creative with this one Michael- I liked the rolling rhythm and especially these lines (maybe a song here – something bluesy):
    “I went to the gallery

    Viewed the artist in question

    Questioned his intend

    Why did he have to fly away?

    His life ending in fire and confusion

    Just when I was getting to like him.”

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