Mouthless

Put her in a manmade box.
Call her pretty,
special, protected,
free of the filth that cloaks the unthinking.
Once her faith follows your fib,
wound a porthole into her wooden chest.
Let stagnation ooze into her eyeball
burn revelations into her skull.
Help her brain boil in the molasses of rotten hopes
of forever heavenly white clouds.
Always whisper of salvation, of the truth
that lies eternal,
or until a sheep cares not to be mouthless.  



for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (Open Link Monday - September 29, 2014)
which I was supposed to post, but... forgot *sigh*
Thank goodness Fireblossom went ahead and saved the day.
 
Object to be Destroyed by Man Roy via Magpie Tales 146

46 comments:

  1. WHOA! I so get this!... Raw and powerful...

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  2. and no amount of blood can vouch for the dumb

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    1. Like Hercules? Just kidding ;-)

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  4. Interesting take - the female in the box - which we females are all victim to..the faithful, the faithless. But you are right: where the heart is is where the treasure lies.

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    1. And to think that the only reason I said "her" instead of "he" is because the eye looks like it belongs to a woman...

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  5. yowch- so true- very string and powerful words

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  6. Ouch--and still I loved this--great imagery throughout!

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  7. I know a few people like this. I like the metronome. The eye brings to mind divination, which leads me to Frigg, & Holle, & Seeing (which is a most helpful skill to practice in these unsettling times). On a related note, an eye on a metronome also brings to mind 'cat toy'.

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    1. I feel bad for them. It must be a horrible way to be.

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  8. Once her faith follows your fib

    ...a never ending cycle, these fibs.

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    1. ...a never ending line of followers.

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  9. powerful indeed....thanks for sharing your words

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  10. Oh my...this took you places deep and dark. Well written
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. Well, step into the darkness, and let's have a walk ;-)

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  11. You had me at molasses...

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    1. Molasses tends to sweeten people, doesn't it ;-)

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  12. Strong and gripping words indeed....a wonderful write Magaly!! :-)

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    1. I'm glad you liked it, Carrie.

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  13. wow...not to sound like i'm not being original...powerful & gripping!!
    great writing, as always!

    love the metronome...the eye...

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    1. You know, I think that every now and then, it is original to repeat something good ;-)

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  14. Somehow there is high level of manipulation in every case of neglect.

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  15. Such a sheep-like mentality is to be avoided at almost any cost.
    Well-spoken, Magaly.

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  16. '...rotten hopes..."

    so very well written

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    1. That reads like the title to a tale...

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  17. Which is why we must teach our girls to build their own boxes and stand firmly upon them. ;-)

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  18. You certainly captured that hopeless feeling that I feel when facing issues for women in these days where we should be long past the things being done to us and our body parts. And, Kim Nelson, your comment is a most wonderful rallying cry to parents of girls everywhere! Thank you both!

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    1. One day, there will be no need for boxes!

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  19. "or until a sheep cares not to be mouthless. "

    ah, this last line of a very sumptuous poem; its powerful, spiritual, and reeks of a beginning - more, more more

    much love...

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    1. Beginnings can be sooo wonderful...

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  20. oh woww....the mouthless sheep!

    you don't know how powerfully your words here resonate with me...the need not to be labeled, judged, have the belief of another shoved into my mouth day after day.

    being authentic, true to one's self is almost a war, of itself!

    stacy lynn mar
    http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

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    1. I am so glad. I think that few things are as powerful as the knowledge that what is birthed out of our hearts makes sense to the soul of another!

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