Shimmer

Shimmer

A Poem by D. Connolly
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A shimmer in the road provokes an imaginative response

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I saw a shimmer in the road

What it was I didn't know

It was round and flat, shiny blue and green

I had to look

It could be anything!


Did someone lose a necklace?

Wouldn't that be funny?

I could take it to the pawn shop

To make some quick money


Or maybe its a dragon scale

That fell out of the sky!

I must have missed the great beast

As he soared gracefully by


It could be an amulet

That transports you to another world

Where magic is the realest thing

And there's castles made of pearl


OOOH!  What if it's an alien ship

Crash landed from outer space?

With tiny vicious beings

Sent to destroy the human race


Or, maybe it's a compass

But not with normal mechanics

Instead of pointing North and South

It locates moons and planets!


What if it is full of life

Like a small primordial pool?

Where awesome creatures are forming

That would be so cool!!


When I got close enough to see what it was

I had to laugh and that's because

It seems the shimmer in the road

Was a bunch of flies

Eating a toad



© 2016 D. Connolly



Author's Note

D. Connolly
True story. This is how my brain works, guys.

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LOL. I love this poem...and I love how your mind works. I've often told my brother that we don't think alike. He thinks like a rifle shot...straight to the point...direct. I'm a shotgun blast. I'm just all over the place...all the what if's...all the possibilities. I think you're a shotgun too! Great poem. Thank you for the post.

Posted 12 Months Ago


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D. Connolly

12 Months Ago

Thank-you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it



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you're not the only one. we've all been there. an escape that takes you away to a land of imagination for a bit. unexpected Lol ending. big letdown after all the imagining. entertaining write with some wit and humor.

Posted 8 Months Ago


D. Connolly

8 Months Ago

thank-you Pete!
This is brill.
What an imagination you've been blessed with Dani!
I loved all those images ('cept the real one of the toad-feast).
I loved the astro-compass the best. Coz spacer that I am...
:))

Posted 8 Months Ago


D. Connolly

8 Months Ago

thank-you!
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I am not sure if you are aware of this, but this piece seems to evoke many movie/anime references!

This poem made me laugh and smile, brought me on a journey through to that road and your pondering magical imagination evoking excitement. And the rhyming, wonderfully engaging!

Great job, at telling a story, evoking imagery and emotion!

Much love,

LR

Posted 9 Months Ago


D. Connolly

9 Months Ago

No, I hadn't noticed, but it isn't surprising. I love movies and anime, stories, heroic tales... you.. read more
A delightful poem. I had a similar experience, only it was the biggest rat I ever saw --- thought it was a cat or a dog I would rescue. Scared the living daylights out of me ...

Posted 9 Months Ago


D. Connolly

9 Months Ago

ha! very funny
This flows so easily and flawlessly, you get lost in the wonder of it's visuals. Each stanza is increasingly whimsical much like the daydreams they describe. I liked the compass most of all, probably because I love stargazing. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 10 Months Ago


D. Connolly

10 Months Ago

Thank-you Jack :)
Jack Necron (Aubrey Jack Peaslee)

10 Months Ago

You're welcome!
D. Connolly,
How fun it was to read your vignette! You had me right from the first word. So much creative energy you possess! Just keep it up I love it so. I found myself wishing you had actually had one of your wishes come to reality. Wow that would be amazing! Blessings Kathy

Posted 11 Months Ago


D. Connolly

11 Months Ago

thank-you Kathy!
Amazing images:..
Wonderful!!!

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

11 Months Ago

Thank-you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it
The rhyming here is spot on and not dragged out or cut too short. The scenarios you present for consideration are interesting and funny too. Real life pulverizing whimsical dreams. Now that's something I can relate to quite well.


Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

11 Months Ago

Yes, definitely! Thank-you for reading!
HA! I wondered if it might be some sort of roadkill early on, as my mind is strange, too. This poem is excellent in every way and most entertaining. Have you read it to some children? I can just imagine the delightful howls.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

11 Months Ago

Thank-you for the kind review! I have NOT read it to children, but maybe I should!
LOL...that's brilliant, I like how your brain works! Road kill diaries. Still chuckling. R xo

Posted 11 Months Ago


D. Connolly

11 Months Ago

Thank-you! I'm glad you liked it

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