Chameleon

Chameleon

A Poem by Ty
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Chameleon

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Kinetic,
Electric and static in trickling radio wave energy
Engineered acidity
Yet the surface remains
A façade, 
Your mask,
To hide hurt.
And I'd see, cloaked in shrieks, a crave to breach
Teaching Katana piercing words
And truth would rain down from James Baldwin’s heavy tongue,
“Not everything that is faced can be changed,
But nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
And my mask,
A cloud manifesting shadows that’d hide, or escape and scream,
As the winds would dance gracefully
Broadcasting patience; 
See, 
I’d savor the taste and scenes
In adjacency;
I've seen Chameleons transformed in camouflage
And all along the river, 
Held in limbo and catch-22, wedged and lodged,
A lily pad pond buoyancy, soul and purpose, would only abrade the turmoil.
Your mask.
A face of wonder
Wandering about physical and emotional barriers,
Standing in rooms of mirrors
Projecting backward,
Adamant adaptive survival tactics that’d prevent,
And I’d use my mask to equate,
Invent.
Peace and power,
Or to absorb cries for help poured over in boiling hot kettles,
Of pride and satisfaction of others as the mercury rises,
Unearthed in paleontologist's discoveries
And masquerades.
Proud I'd drowned in the sounds,
Harmonic in gradient fade,
Of each striking piano key sweet jazz tap tuned to an emanating parallel of hero and cape symphony,
If that soothing,
Complacency
Would comfort over,
As we remove our mask.





© 2017 Ty



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I like this.
It feels almost of the cuff but then edited a wee bit.
I like the katana line but feel the order of words would be better suited 'piercing katana-words' than 'katana piercing words' - the subtle change doesn't sound as if the sword itself is being pierced but that's a minor in this major piece.
'hero and cape symphony' - excellent...

Posted 10 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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We can change face in seconds. Rarely we see true face. I did like the poem. Made the reader think and ponder. I liked the flow of thoughts leading to honest ending. Thank you Ty for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Months Ago


Here again, as though charged with an electric of Whitman, You present the reader with this multi dimensional force of masks and revelations.

Whoa Sir!

Regards,
Al

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ty

8 Months Ago

Absolutely kind words Al, many thanks. Something many can relate to I hope.
Your use of the English language is incredible -

'Your mask. A face of wonder- Wandering about physical and emotional barriers - Standing in rooms of mirrors- Projecting backward- Adamant adaptive survival tactics that’d prevent - And I’d use my mask to equate, Invent.' -

It is true, humans use masks to hide emotions as if ashamed.. but we have emotions for a reason, just as we have instinct.. why the shame or embarrament, I wonder. Is it pride or ego?

Wonderful writing... full of light-handed power.. thoughts to mull over.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ty

8 Months Ago

It's pride, it's security, it's ego, it's uncertainty, the list goes on. Can't thank you enough for .. read more
Can I just say I love how well this flows and how well you choose words that rhyme and suit one another? Your writing style is very fluid and easy to read. The sentences (this something I really liked) were seperated so they weren't all just one it's kind of like this
where the sentences
are broken down
into several little lines
I don't know why, I just really loved that about this poem. The image that you put at the end was very fitting and really just added that little something extra to your work. Very well written and it is obvious that you put a lot of effort into this. I really enjoyed reading and I look forward to reading more of your works!

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ty

8 Months Ago

Ah Alice, you're words are too kind. Apologies for the delayed response. Please continue to drop in .. read more
Thank you for entering :)

I particularly like these lines:
Yet the surface remains
A façade,
Your mask,
To hide hurt.


Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ty

8 Months Ago

Many thanks!
U don't need to change a thing about this, I get what you mean on the ' katana'' it's perfect. It's written the way the heart wrote it. Flawless from every angle. Thank you! ~Namaste

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Ty

10 Months Ago

Much love my friend. You get it.
Masterfully crafted poem which for me really emphasises ones hidden fears and anxieties revealing the fragility of the human soul.

I hate looking at myself in the mirror in case I see another side of me which I don't like or perhaps a spirit trying to form via the portal.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ty

10 Months Ago

Everyday we wear a mask, sometimes multiple throughout. Many thanks.
Magnificent poem & metaphors Ty. Wordsmith applause for you. The masks we wear to absorb shock, hurt we have to be chameleons to survive. Love Baldwin reference. Great!

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ty

10 Months Ago

Many thanks Annette. Everyday we wear masks, at times multiple throughout.
I like this.
It feels almost of the cuff but then edited a wee bit.
I like the katana line but feel the order of words would be better suited 'piercing katana-words' than 'katana piercing words' - the subtle change doesn't sound as if the sword itself is being pierced but that's a minor in this major piece.
'hero and cape symphony' - excellent...

Posted 10 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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