Writing Prompt #199 “Special Collage and A World Apart 6″

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In a world where everything was askew,

And life was always in a state of flux

It wasn’t surprising to find her

Day in and day out floating

Somewhere in the universe,

Oblivious to her reality

In denial of anything upside down about herself.

Sailing away in her mind

The house she’d say was not on straight,

That gravity was playing with her head.

To placate her whims, we invented a game

She’s take up her art brushes and simply put

Out colours to reflect the places she’d been.

Bizarre as it was it was butterflies which grab her the most

Long mornings with net in hand, stalking them

Tracking them down in a garden the size of her brain.

The captured specimens she mounted on boards

To observe she’d say, though there’s nothing to observe

When your subject is dead.

But when she went off, with the fairies mum would say

There was nothing to protect her, keep her safe

She went where mind decided to go

We had to stand back watch her drift

But always tethered her to us

For fear, she might meander away.

 

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2017/03/12/writing-prompt-199-special-collage-and-a-world-apart-6%e2%80%b3/

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9 Responses to Writing Prompt #199 “Special Collage and A World Apart 6″

  1. Oh wow Michael this is a stunning portrait, I absolutely love the way you used the images and the quote! A favorite =)

  2. wordwitch88 says:

    This is so wonderful – it captures a world of “otherness” – on so many levels – and it feels light and yet there is a slight running of the dark …. but it isn’t destructive …. and so many wonderful lines ….
    Sailing away in her mind
    The house she’d say was not on straight,
    That gravity was playing with her head.

    She’s take up her art brushes and simply put
    Out colours to reflect the places she’d been.

    ohhh this is just incredible – it really comes together Michael ….. the whole thing – delightful 😀

  3. kim881 says:

    An other-worldly portrait, Michael that I enjoyed reading very much.

  4. mandibelle16 says:

    A fascinating picture of this girl, a free spirit, with her whims. An artist a painter, a destroyer of those butterflies. And the faeries as with many of your pieces have an interesting role as they seem to call to this confused creative person. I think keeping her close or “tethered” is a good idea, who knows what these faeries could do if she wasn’t held back.

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