Sunday, April 02, 2017

1002 - The Magician


Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are: 

dazzle, erupt, flimsy


The Magician

When they erupt 
Onto our stage
They dazzle us 
With jewels,
Hypnotise us 
Like foolish chooks
with their verbal tools.
Flimsy,
Insubstantial whimsy—
It hooks.
It hooks because we are game
And, even knowing the damage,
We buy it all the same.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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22 comments:

  1. ha...polit/r/icks it is!

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  2. and we love that we are magicked, too. PT Barnum was right... ~

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  3. Politicians are magicians whose tricks don't work with me.

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  4. Clever poem - yep, sometimes we are willing fools.

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  5. Society is full of chomps. Sickening (and terribly worrying).

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  6. Perhaps it is because we want to see, to be dazzled, so shut our ears and don't really listen?

    Elizabeth

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  7. I agree with Elizabeth .. we see what we want to see, and hear what we want to hear... and often we have a rude awakening!

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  8. We do, and often we regret it afterwards... but maybe status quo is not a bad thing

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  9. It's all smoke and mirrors for sure........it's amazing to me how badly people want to believe - even against all evidence that their belief is misplaced.

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  10. Yup!Wake up for Pete's sake (AKA: God)

    ZQ

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  11. It wouldn't sell without the buyers!

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  12. It depends on what stage, although even I find it hard to resist the allure, to read the signs. I so love to be fooled by artestry.

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  13. We love the spectacle, the intrigue, the possibility of magic even though we know better....

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  14. That brief moment, we are, in another place of space and time, which our troubles disappear, is the allure, for us.

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  15. One knows it is all a game, a sleight of hand, not to believe to be true yet one buys it.

    http://imagery77.blogspot.my/2017/04/it-is-engaging-upon-visitors.html

    Hank

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