Saturday, November 19, 2011

Delusion

Marshmallow Santas are my heart’s desire.
Christmas music makes a lie out of disappointment.
We cheat cancer like a con man, shaking hands
with the enemy when he's cut down with lasers.
It's too late to get a foothold on slippery
slopes too steep, too deep, and complicated,
like health,  mortality or faith, and who
He is. Delusion is a grifter taking up room
and board in this slop house of a greasy spoon.
This health guru cooks fried chicken and bakes

cheesecake, promises to get a grip before he kills
us all. He’s unaware of deceptive practices.
He only wants us to be happy and we love him for it.

15 comments:

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

A wonderful piece of writing!

Mary said...

I love the expanded range of styles you have been writing in lately..so many excellent images here, all connected together with subtlety.

Ann said...

Chilling, Judy. Absolutely chilling!

Peggy said...

Excellent images and some great word use in this!! You seem to have caught up with the prompts--and lucky for us you are posting the results. Write on!

Willow said...

This is powerful, angry, and satirical, and rightly so. You blew my wig off! Well done

Lynne said...

Whew, Judy, what a poem!

Old Raven said...

"Delusion is a grifter" now that is a great line!

Laura Maria said...

Great piece with really great thoughts. Thanks for sharing :)

magicinthebackyard said...

I really love your style. I am not far from you, just over the hills in Tennessee. I am thrilled I found your blog! I am following you now! :) Hugs!
Kellie

Morning said...

This one is deep, poetic, and mind blowing.

Cheers.

rch said...

Makes me think of the saying - we're all going to die of something, so pick something that makes you happy (or something like that) - great writing!

Susie Clevenger said...

Nice work...full of much to think about...

Anthony Desmond said...

love the subtle details you've painted here... great piece

Victoria said...

WOW again. Living with the cold hard facts about how temporary and fragile life is can be exhausting. Maybe we all do need a grifter - a little self delusion that we can count on tomorrow. The way you set up these ideas in such powerful precise language makes them art and not just musings. Thank you.

zongrik said...

this health guru? who is it?