Poem: Rondel – “Couldn’t See the Writing.”

Thanks to The Daily Post for the word prompt handwriting.





You couldn’t see the writing,

Handwritten on the stoney wall.

It was obvious to us all.

You didn’t think it was inciting.


Ignoring the truth, kept fighting.

The handwriting marks your fall.

You couldn’t see the writing,

Handwritten on the stoney walls.


No chewing the hand, biting —

The hand that feeds you at your call.

Stop being stupid, no more walls.

Look cursive hand it enlightens.

You couldn’t see the writing. .  .


In the past I wrote an article on the most recent James Bond film Spectre and it’s theme song “The Writing’s on the Wall” by Sam Smith. I went into the background of the saying. You might find this piece interesting. Please visit the blog post here: Writings on the Wall.


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21 thoughts on “Poem: Rondel – “Couldn’t See the Writing.””

    1. Thank you Rosema 🙂 My favourite is the topic, if you read the blog I did on the saying ‘ the Writings on the wall’ the history of the saying is fascinating, not to mention it’s technically. ‘ the handwriting on the wall.’ Tanks for your thoughts.

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  1. I guess the phrase is an opportunity. Choose to heed what’s on the wall or not. Even when you get help understanding. And no matter what the better option is, we can still choose to ignore and do the other thing. Your verse raises the prospects in what we know, what we don’t know, what we don’t want to know, and what we decide, ultimately. And then, you know, the consequences.

    Wise work, Mandi! You learn us well.

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    1. Thank Christopher. I had Social Studies teacher who used the phrase all the time when she taught us world history. I always think about this saying, when something is so obvious, but someone doesn’t see the truth right in front of them. You know men like Donald Trump 🙂


    1. Thanks, yeah this particular form has repetition in it, and I’d done an article on the phrase before, which I had posted below the poem. The poem was just kind of playing with the word. Thanks For your thoughts.

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