Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bedlam

Where there is no imagination
there is no horror.
~Arthur Conan Doyle



Puppets 
jerked 
on wire string
Locked
in a cacophony 
of ancient screams

Enter naked
into madness
hover
alone
sprouting 
nightmares
of chaos

Linda Watskin ©2010

10 comments:

  1. This would certainly be horrific, whether trapped in the mind or an institution!

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  2. Very scary indeed...


    caricatures of vultures

    And do get aboard the Poetry Train every Monday
    mornings and thereafter!

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  3. Linda,
    Now that is frightening. Nicely done to prompt.
    Pamela

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  4. This definitely gives me the chills!

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  5. The brevity contributes to the horror..chilling!

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  6. I love the way you did this. Great inspiring quote, and a creepy display of images. I was spooked as I imagined.

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  7. Fabulous in so many ways. Bedlam is a terrific word, title. The quote sets us up nicely, and the way the page staggers supports a fine poem very well.

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  8. Very chilling. I love the quote you added, too!

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