Last day of challenge to write a poem every day during April, National Poetry Writing Month.   FYI:  will be taking a hiatus from the blog until Monday, May 4.  Taking a trip to visit family and slip into my mom and grandmom roles. Please do join me again on Monday!!  Happy weekend to all and congratulations to all my fellow poets who completed the NaPoWriMo challenge!


She lives on a merry-go-round
senses dulled by blurred vision
maniacal calliope music
takes her nowhere every day
mired in circle sameness.

She chose the blue horse
its golden mane rich in gilt
matched her lust then shocked
her as its cold cylindrical pole
ignored her calls to stop.

He rides two steeds behind her
eyes wild, hair disheveled
desperately out of synch
up down to her down up
gains no ground moving still.

Hot desire fuels
his mad useless pursuit
anchored by metal plates
bolted to the wildly
spinning floor.

4 thoughts on “Blur

  1. AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack April 30, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    What a grand piece, Lillian. Beautiful.
    Enjoy your time – at the end of the day – it’s about family and friends.
    When my daughter was little, I painted an entire carousel around her room. She loved waking up with horses, lions and mermaids.
    annmarie 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian April 30, 2015 / 12:18 pm

      That sounds like an idyllic child’s room! Hope you took pictures so she can have that memory for a long long time! So nice getting to know you here….till Monday, then.


      • AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack April 30, 2015 / 12:22 pm

        I did take photos – when Caroline’s room became the guestroom. She moved into the larger room, down the hall.
        Enjoy your beautiful family.
        annmarie 🙂


  2. Next Step to Nirvana May 2, 2015 / 8:05 pm

    Wohoo! Well done on the poetry month challenge 🙂 Enjoy your hiatus and looking forward to reading more of your work.

    Liked by 1 person

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