The Show Must Go On

Waiting in the wings absent an audience what play will unfold when the next curtain rises – and who will hold centre stage? (A tanka for Reena’s Exploration challenge in which she references Shakespeare’s:  “All the world’s a stage….”.  Image my own.)

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Malevolent

Sensing foulness of mood they slither out from dark places – whirling wisps of putrid insinuation Clever they are, and almost imperceptible but I am clever also, have succumbed one too many times to the deceit will not be played by the mutterings prodding me to find fault with others to claim myself unjustly wronged. […]

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Childhood Games

Days of building forts and armies of friends passing time in imaginary kingdoms – pretending to understand the politics of adulthood. (Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge is to write about playing.)

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Unbridled

Tender as a fledgling, angelic curls confrontational, she bears emotions with courage, femininity unkempt, pridefully engages creatures – pests to most – believes in messengers, blessed with manna, heaven-sent; draws her strength from within, a daring soul, plunges deep, pursues wholeness – cherished vulnerability, unpolished, loyal mimics nature, her innocence persuasive, fear and protectiveness retreat, […]

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