BLATANT IRONY THIS TIME

BLATANT IRONY THIS TIME

A Poem by kublakhan27
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I talk myself
into the consideration that
anyone inclined to do so
could talk themselves into
a straitjacket patchwork of
doldrums
impervious to the overruling
of the snow by the Sun

I'm so good at what I do
that I swear I've talked
my own shadow into
hovering solo
just as I was conjuring
the confidence to tickle
my living room floor
with shadow dancing
undisturbed by the absurdity
of self-contained flattery

Nonetheless I laugh
uncontested by the silence
but only Narcissism deniers
like the sound of their own voice
and so my laugh
sounds like a sneer
as I fail to forgive
my own shadow
for making a wall
flower of me

© 2014 kublakhan27



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I really like this piece ! The unique imagery and the cynical, brutal self-irony. It seems trustworthy and honest, without being pathetic or "pure" confession. I hope I have complimented your skills before!
Thanks for the turbulent, poetically brilliant ride.

K.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much K, your kind words are a huge confidence booster, and much appreciated :)
K.N. Lorenzen

3 Years Ago

We all need those sometimes :) and your work certainly deserves the credit.



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I really like this piece ! The unique imagery and the cynical, brutal self-irony. It seems trustworthy and honest, without being pathetic or "pure" confession. I hope I have complimented your skills before!
Thanks for the turbulent, poetically brilliant ride.

K.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much K, your kind words are a huge confidence booster, and much appreciated :)
K.N. Lorenzen

3 Years Ago

We all need those sometimes :) and your work certainly deserves the credit.
Lost to ourselves, even in our own little world... this is a brilliant metaphor, each stanza bringing its own image and lesson. You always bring your A-game, Steve, and this one gets extra credit!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much Rita, you always make me smile with your reviews :)
Yowser Kubla!

Last stanza was brilliant! The other two were good as well, but came of a little paranoid as I read them. Still, you pulled it tightly together at the landing of this write and gave the whole poem a solid structure in doing so.

Great write! Scary smart mind.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

3 Years Ago

Haha There was no shortage of paranoia, I'll admit that, and I guess you can see it in the words. I.. read more
I must confess, I talk to myself too! lol
I seem to do this in my car, when I'm driving... and I bet people think I'm crazy! HAHA!...
mainly I'm bitching THEM out... and I get mad at myself sometimes (I have a slight case of road rage, can you tell?) (he he)....enough about me...

Your words pierce though the dark and encapsulate the insanity of insecurity... I can relate all too well, this perpetuating emotion...

Stay grounded, my sweet... and know you are NOT alone.. (((hugs)))~xoxo~

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

3 Years Ago

I think we all get caught singing behind the wheel at some point Robbie, and that includes the ones .. read more
Robbie~xoxo~

3 Years Ago

It's a pleasure to connect with you, my dear friend... your writings are "truth"... and I truly appr.. read more
This is an excellent portrayal of how our true selves become lost. From the imagery to your word choice, emotions are felt, making this a new favorite.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much Traci, it means a lot to me knowing I can speak to you with my writing, given some of.. read more
Traci

3 Years Ago

Your words always speak volumes as they are a true reflection of your soul. The raw emotion and hone.. read more
We lose ourselves all too often....we deny our own truths and limit our possibilities. ;-)

Your writing never disapoints me. Its like peering into your mind and watching the wheels turn. Love this poem...you are incredible!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

3 Years Ago

You always bring a big goofy grin to my face Red, your support means the world :)
Truly ironic but how many times have we forgotten our true selves in the pursuit of the externals? The truth in this witty work cannot be denied nor dismissed.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

3 Years Ago

Too many to count in my case...thanks so much Rachelle, for reading and understanding.
Rachelle

3 Years Ago

De nada, kublakhan.
The last four lines do it for me -- ties it up nicely.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

3 Years Ago

Thanks very much KL.
Bravo! You truly have the wonderful ability to write from a complex state of mind, while keeping it reachable. Wonderful piece.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

3 Years Ago

Many thanks for the kind words PH :)

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Tags: talk, irony, blatent, depression, frustration, straitjacket, doldrums, shadow, confidence, absurdity, wallflower, silence

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Nova Scotia, Canada



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