Silly.

Silly.

A Poem by Thomas Fitzgerald
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An onlookers guide to lessons meant but never learned.

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Silly times when ruby slippers fell from witches,
Casted upwards to winds finding new houses,
Blatant lies fill our hearts and we laugh,
A dead sea to rival ours in minds that foam.

Subtle cries cast men into the other,
Where sex is found that driving force,
Play hard with phallic members dear Scot,
As days turn bright and never seem coarse.

Magic fails to impress those castrated few,
Now logic tends to excite the poor flaccid,
Run her and there and guide Nero's lane,
Pick the fairest and destroy hope with acid.

Silly times when ruby slippers fell from witches,
Men were men and we all coward upon walls,
For fleeting is the head that stays close,
Goodbye little heart no one hears your calls.

© 2019 Thomas Fitzgerald


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Thomas Fitzgerald
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especially like the magic part in this...as kids we love stories that have fairy tale endings because we don't know any better...we are innocent, believe in tooth fairies, Santa Claus and witches....but then we grow up in the real world and find all of that doused with reality's acid...and the little hearts become bigger ones that feel all of the pain...
great piece, Thomas...your writing has so many levels...the kind of poetry i just love to read.
j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas Fitzgerald

3 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words Jacob.



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Yes, we are a long, long way from the Yellow Brick Road now. Fantasy and imagination are outdated afterthoughts, it seems. This is an imaginative, well-laid, astute, well-rhymed and thoughtful poem Thomas. First and last verses are so memorable and beautiful. Love the imagery.

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Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Week Ago

Thank you Annette.
dark ... not doubt about it .. what hits me in this poem is what seems to be complete lack of hope .. it cleaves the chest of this helpless optimist ;) i like the Wizard of Oz reference .. a silly time indeed .. never missed it when i was a kid .. the clarity in statement of sex and power and violence belies the complexities .. the contrast of Oz and reality producing an offspring of hopeless despair and pain .. why sugar coat it .. little heart .. your all alone :((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( intriguing read :)
E.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas Fitzgerald

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you E.Noodle
"Silly times when ruby slippers fell from witches". Best line I've read in months! I've always loved everything Oz. Your poem makes me think of magic and sex. Always a pleasure reading your work sir!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas Fitzgerald

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you pet.
a most entertaining read and intriguing, yes how today's reality has eroded all dreams and fantasy young and old. what a good write!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Thomas Fitzgerald

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Andrew.
andrew mitchell

2 Weeks Ago

so well written, tight in structure.
especially like the magic part in this...as kids we love stories that have fairy tale endings because we don't know any better...we are innocent, believe in tooth fairies, Santa Claus and witches....but then we grow up in the real world and find all of that doused with reality's acid...and the little hearts become bigger ones that feel all of the pain...
great piece, Thomas...your writing has so many levels...the kind of poetry i just love to read.
j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas Fitzgerald

3 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words Jacob.

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Added on November 9, 2019
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Tags: Sex, Time, Rome, Roman, Nero, Oz

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