Tale Weavers Challenge: Poem – Lunes –  “Talismans or Superstitions?” #taleweavers #amwriting #poetry 


Thanks to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie forhosting this week’s prompt on Talisemans:

” Talisman weave stories of our hopes, our fears, our dreams, our pasts, and our futures. Weave a tale about a talisman – perhaps one of yours, and let us into the sometime secret worlds talismans represent and protect.” 

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Tale Weavers

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Tale Weavers

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It’s not an exciting story, 

It’s not a —

Huge secret, I’ve few talismans. 

—–

Save a cross, if one —

Would call crosses, 

Talismans; but I’m not superstitious. 

—–

When the dead are gone, 

They’re good and —

Gone; to another place sent.

—-

Perhaps there exists wandering ghosts, 

Lost wailing spirits, 

But maybe, they’re demons deceitful.

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There’s no inbetween, no purgatory, 

No nothingness, only —

Eternal life or eternal death. 

—-

I don’t consider much is —

Coincidence or luck, 

Mostly, there are miracles –hope. 

—–

Prayer is beyond this realm, 

Something spirititual; ethereal, 

Unexplained, mysterious, but for faith. 

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Yet, I think superstition is —

A human creation, 

If we cannot explain something, 

—–

Make up stories, so we’ll

All feel better, 

When logically truth is quite clear. 

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A conundrum itself, 

Faith mixed with, 

Reason explaining what we fear.

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©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

9 thoughts on “Tale Weavers Challenge: Poem – Lunes –  “Talismans or Superstitions?” #taleweavers #amwriting #poetry 

  1. Michael October 8, 2016 / 4:31 am

    Lovely contribution Mandi..Miracles are hoped for aren’t they, I only know of one person who had a miracle given to her but it was a good one……gives you something to think about it doesn’t it…

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    • mandibelle16 October 8, 2016 / 10:26 pm

      Yes miracles are very good. Sometimes they are so tiny, but they make all the difference . Thanks Michael.

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  2. clcouch123 October 8, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    There’s no inbetween, no purgatory,
    No nothingness, only —
    Eternal life or eternal death.

    I had not thought of this before. It’s a well-expressed assertion. So much of superstition and preoccupation with the supernatural deals in this truth–that there is an “inbetween.” But really what is there? Death then life after, one way or the other. Renders talismans kind of useless beyond artistic appreciation. And they are often attractive. Thank you, Amanda, for inciting new thought!

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    • mandibelle16 October 8, 2016 / 10:23 pm

      Thank you Christopher. I’m glad you found the poems content inciting. I’m pretty sure there isn’t an in-between. I could be wrong, but it makes sense to me I guess and what God teaches us too.

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  3. Melinda Kucsera October 9, 2016 / 3:15 am

    I love this:
    “A conundrum itself,

    Faith mixed with,

    Reason explaining what we fear.” It brings the poem to a beautiful conclusion and leaves it up to the reader what he/she believes about talismans.

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    • mandibelle16 October 9, 2016 / 4:31 am

      Thank you Melinda. I’m glad it does make a kind of conclusion. For me it was an openness as well. Faith and reason/logic don’t always seem to mix, yet somehow they perfectly do.

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      • Melinda Kucsera October 11, 2016 / 3:19 am

        Yes they do though in some people, I wonder if they mix at all. 🙂 You’re welcome

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