Sunday, September 1, 2013

On the bough


Oh, those sticking twigs
always telling truth
sending words whips
strict orchestral voodoo

hidden from hippo jaws
struck on the tree top
holding magic jar
growing wings and claw

building bow – no darts
project peace – no war
will I win the hugs
sawing off the bough…


 Image credit: Jeanie Tomanek

23 comments:

  1. ha. i like the twigs telling truth...if only we could think peace and not war...that would be a great step in our evolution....

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  2. We must expect to be harmed even if advocates of peace, but cut the bough, if able, and be heard. The sticking twigs are our friends.

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  3. "Practice peace" sounds like a good idea.....but everyone has to agree to play, I think.

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  4. Love this! Just love Stanza 1, and your last two lines are gold:

    will I win the hugs
    sawing off the bough…

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  5. I have to agree with Mary... but wouldn't it be nice to live at peace?

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  6. No word has been wasted in this neatly cohesive piece. Your response to both prompts has been very effective.

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  7. Might be hard to hide the jaws haha nice one

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  8. That is quite a predicament ~ Hopefully the wings will get you out of that tight spot ~

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  9. Project peace, no war. Yes to that! :)

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  10. I like the truth telling twigs......and project peace gets my vote!

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  11. I love the message and wish for peace, too!
    Well Done

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  12. will I win the hugs
    sawing off the bough

    Good intentions may not be appreciated sometimes. It's a pity! Nicely crafted humbird!

    Hank

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  13. ...project peace & no war ---- ha, i'll venture all my wealth to achieve that... smiles...

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  14. Cutting off a limb to save a tree? Hmmm - not all that peaceful, eh?

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  15. Twas a somewhat pyhrric victory !

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  16. Twigs of truth, hope the wings grow and peace takes flight.

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  17. Your writing style is so very refreshing to me, and this piece is no exception. The symbolism here is remarkable and the message is very applicable to so many situations. Very well penned. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. How well this poem and your quote ""A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer,it sings because it has a song." ~ Lou Holtz" go together! :)

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  19. highly relevant is your choice to go for peace, especially now. good poem

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  20. So, that's where things can be hidden from hippos!

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  21. "will i win the hugs/sawing off the bough"--interesting question. We should all try to project peace. Love the truth-telling twigs. Thank you.

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  22. Magic grows from your message here....a lovely and fun write. :-)

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