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.


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.


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

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



  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.


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

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


  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!


  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.


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

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


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

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


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

    Magicians. My tablet loves to invent its own words.


  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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