Amid the darkness
a lost love found me,
waiting like a lioness
under a lone  streetlight.
Images of you flood my mind.
Craving the fluidity of your presence,
I reject the tangibility of lost love
in favour of a found shadow.
The heart complicates
the simplest things.

Anthony Desmond is leaving the poets’ pub dVerse team to concentrate on publishing, and leaves us a cracker of a prompt to go out with a bang!  He gives us 8 of his own lines, from which we are to choose 3 to include in a poem.  Ever the rebel, I used bits of 7 of them but not one complete line – here they are:-

Flood me like a lone streetlight amongst the darkness
Craved images of you
A lost love found me, in you
Like a lioness with belladonna in her eyes
shooting eggs with guns
Fluidity of your presence
Shade like shadow
The heart makes the simplest things so damn complicated


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14 Responses to Chimera

  1. Nice! I love it when you rebel.


  2. Hey hey now… very clever to pick apart the lines, I dig!

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  3. restlessjo says:

    Chimera is really beautiful, Viv. 🙂

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  4. I reject the tangibility of lost love
    in favour of a found shadow…..that’s wonderful and the last line is a really good ending.

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  5. Grace says:

    I never thought of picking up words ~ I specially like:

    I reject the tangibility of lost love
    in favour of a found shadow.

    I like how you made the lines yours Viv ~ Thanks for playing along ~


  6. For me, I like the way you’ve remixed and created the statement in the last two lines. Nice work!

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  7. kanzensakura says:

    Bravissimo! Love how you pulled out parts of the lines to use. Lines 7 and 8 just leap out of the poem.

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  8. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Kudos for putting the stamp of your own individuality on this piece; I did not have the courage to dissect & cherry-pick the sentences; yours shines like fresh wax.

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  9. I’m happy to see someone else who used a bit of poetic license with the given lines that seemed to make it all come together so well.

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  10. whimsygizmo says:

    Tight piece, well done.

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  11. Thank GOD for the
    rebels the really
    ones who
    WiLL challenge
    the pre-conceived
    order.. sMILES..:)

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  12. Oh this is so true.. our feelings often mess things up for sure.

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  13. Misky says:

    Oh, this reads very well. I like it, Viv. >

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  14. colonialist says:

    I particularly like your version of the final statement. Succinct, and true!

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