Backstage View

Can we pull a rabbit out of the hat?
Where is Tink when we need her magic?
Forever young, forever healthy fairy dust.
Sadly, we see the tied-together scarves
stuffed up the pretender’s sleeve.
Musical chairs it’s not.
The chairs are disappearing too fast.

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Written for Quadrille Monday at dverse, the virtual pub for poets where today the prompt word is “magic.”  Quadrille: a poem of exactly 44 words, sans title.

14 thoughts on “Backstage View

  1. Glenn A. Buttkus March 23, 2020 / 6:26 pm

    Let’s hear it for Tinker Bell Some would-be wizards are clumsy, and show us effort vs. smooth technique. Too many charlatans out here already.

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  2. jazzytower March 23, 2020 / 10:42 pm

    Yeah, where are they when we really need them😊? Love it.

    Pat

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  3. kim881 March 24, 2020 / 4:26 am

    You evoked wonderful childhood memories with your quadrille, Lill! I used to love everything magic as a child. I found out how the tricks are done, as in the lines:
    ‘Sadly, we see the tied-together scarves
    stuffed up the pretender’s sleeve.’
    But I still believe in Tinkerbell.

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  4. Grace March 24, 2020 / 8:31 am

    We need real leaders and magicians, not pretenders. Keep safe Lillian.

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  5. Vandana Sharma March 24, 2020 / 9:42 am

    Oh! yes life is fats and world is drowning in technology, we need a magic to bring back those musical chairs for real!

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  6. Linda Lee Lyberg March 24, 2020 / 10:10 am

    Lillian, love this! We need a strong leader now more than ever, not a smoke and mirrors one.

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  7. merrildsmith March 24, 2020 / 2:00 pm

    We need true masters of magic now, not clumsy oafs.

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  8. memadtwo March 24, 2020 / 3:44 pm

    There is definitely a call out for magiciansteak of every kind…(k)

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  9. memadtwo March 24, 2020 / 3:45 pm

    Magicians. My tablet loves to invent its own words.

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  10. Truedessa March 24, 2020 / 8:57 pm

    He carries a bag of black tricks but, I hope a real magician comes to lead us into the light…

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