Monday, January 14, 2013

Butterfly Infestation


 
Image provide by The Mag 151



I had the wool
pulled over my eyes.

It was bright pink nonsense
of I was your only love.

I ignored the signs of untruth
to dance in the starlight of denial.

Funny what the mind will edit
when butterflies infest common sense.


©Susie Clevenger 2013


30 comments:

J Cosmo Newbery said...

LOL! I don't know - only a mother could love one of those!

Gemma Wiseman said...

First the image of "bright pink nonsense" seemed to cavort with a pink elephant connection, and then the idea of butterflies infesting...somehow I think of something once so beautiful has a darker, secret venom. Quite a picturesque drama for me in your delightful poem!

anthonynorth said...

Great words, and the first line is excellent.

Berowne said...

Dancing in the starlight of denial - beatifully put.

aprille said...

Now, is that brilliant or what? I love every phrase in every line.
And I shall be ignoring the signs of untruth whenever I'm aware of them forever now :-)

Emma Major said...

too sad

Karen said...

When I saw this picture, I wondered what on earth a poet would do with it. Butterfly Infestation lets me know.

Abin Chakraborty said...

bravo.delightfully done.perfect mixture of wry bitter and true.

Laurie Kolp said...

Love your take on the prompt, Susie.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Your last line is so true!!

Grandmother said...

Oh, well said, and haven't we all been there!

Theresa Milstein said...

Butterflies infest common sense. Love it!

listeningdaisy said...

I love your title, and your poem!

Grace said...

I like the bright pink of nonsense and ignoring the signs of untruth ~ Good take on the prompt Susie ~

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh dear, I always think of your butterflies in a positive light. That image is perfect for this post.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This interpretation of the picture made me smile......especially the opening lines.

Herotomost said...

I am completely blind in the presence of those butterflies...always have been. That feeling is like crack to me. Great poem susie...hits a nerve.

Little Nell said...

Ah yes those butterfly infestations - who has not experienced them? A lesson indeed.

Helen said...

Love the fluttery feel of your poem, Susie .. butterflies are magical.

Robert Gibson said...

I loved this!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Loved every line of this--what a great response to this prompt!

Laura said...

love, love, LOVE that last line especially!!!

Sue said...

I really liked this one, Susie. A LOT.

=)

my heart's love songs said...

you describe so perfectly how we participate in the deceit when we ignore what's right in front of us because we WANT to believe.

LOVE "when butterflies infest common sense"

mywordwall said...

love this! :-)

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Susie, the image is so fitting... coated in Pepto Bismol, yet still able to cradle a drink to help the denial! A sad tale, to be sure, that unwillingness to face facts. And yet, isn't that part of the process? Great write! Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.com/2013/01/11/zen-man/

kaykuala said...

Butterflies flutter in your poems. That makes it more into reality, Susie!

Hank

sreeja harikrishnan said...

Bright pink nonsense- conveys so much... Such brilliant write...

James Rainsford said...

Ah Susie, we all all seduced by the desire for love. Brilliant poem.

Kutamun said...

Bittersweet yet jaunty!