Photo Challenge: Poem – Synchronicity – “The Thief” #amwriting #poetry #fiction


Thanks to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting. 

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Credit: Anja Buhrer

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“But how can one regret what, to the mind, has never existed? Even loss is an inaccurate description, for what loss is without the awareness of losing?” – Nicole Krauss 

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Reflections or shadows briefly stand,

Together as soulmates, us two

Lovers.

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Your illusion captivates,

Your splendour resilient,

Eyes bright.

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Even mirror images,

Destain to show your glory told, 

Goddess.

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Knew you once as a child laughing bold,

Called you names and pulled your hair,

Cute girl.

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You’ve grown and you’ve changed,

Hair black and sweeping, shoulder length,

Glossy.

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Green eyes telling a story of —

Smiling lips, straightened teeth gleaming

Perfect.

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Stubborn chin, lovely breasts rising,

Fluted waist, lush body, legs —

Stellar.

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Curves run imagination wild and I, 

Stare, hopeful to hear your lilting voice —

Whisper. 

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I examine our reflections,

How strange you hate your beloved —

Husband.

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Caring for you as Alzheimers, 

Steals your lifememories; you’re —

Forty-nine.

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Synchronicity Poetry — A type of poem with events simultaneously related. The last two stanzas reveal a twist and the syllable count for each stanza is 8, 8, 2. 

Please see Shadow Poetry for more information. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 

7 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: Poem – Synchronicity – “The Thief” #amwriting #poetry #fiction

  1. joyroses13 January 19, 2017 / 12:38 am

    Great job!! You had me caught up in the poem and I really didn’t expect the ending. Sad, but well written.

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    • mandibelle16 January 19, 2017 / 1:14 am

      Thanks JR. I’m glad it had you caught. When I thought of a twist at the end, this is what came up. Too much Nicholas Sparks I guess, but the woman in this poem has a rare for of Alzheimers being so young.

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      • joyroses13 January 19, 2017 / 1:31 am

        Oh I love Nicholas Sparks. He always does have a twist!

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      • mandibelle16 January 19, 2017 / 2:09 am

        Yeah some of them are very good stories and some a bit of a repeat.

        I loved some of his early books they made into movies such as “The Notebook” (how can you not like that movie!) and a few titles I can’t remember. The one with Mandy Moore (the actress) character dying of cancer was a heartbreaking movie and even more so as a book. Same with book/movie with Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, the movie they met each other on, where her father is sick and the daughter has to spend her summer vacation with him, not knowing until the end. So many good ones!

        Lately, “The Longest Ride” is one of his best movie and books. I liked Alan Alda has the grandfatherly old guy and Scott Eastwood (Clint Eastwood’s eldest son) as the male lead and rodeo bull-rider in the movie, both did fantastic acting and Scott Eastwood is good to look at 😉too.

        Have a pleasant day/night my friend 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 January 19, 2017 / 1:11 am

      Thank you so much Naren. It’s awfully sad though.

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  2. Coyote from Orion January 19, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    …said the joker to a thief… Bastet grant me a new pair of Nike Air

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