Fighting Life

My mode.
is uncomfortable.
but being immersed in my book
or by the music
from my creator,
swelling purely with life flow.
That music
melts me.
I am droplets
of air freshener
falling to the rug.
A Tom-Tom and
a Tam-Tam
pound inside my mind
I am the worst behavior
of a lion, sitting in some
spot, some throne, some
thick weed,
observing the hideousness in the world,
seeing through clouds to beauty.
When the entirety of human rubbish
is gone,
I am a smoke alarm,
perfectly placed, meant
to reach out
and help,
but when the fire comes,
there is no sound,
my batteries


I believe I’m a terribly late, it being late on Wednesday, but I thought I might submit this one for One Shot Wednesday. I love all of the good work over there.

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  1. #1 by claudia on June 2, 2011 - 4:31 am

    great imagery carl with the lion and the smoke alarm..the batteries dead..i feel like this sometimes…

    • #2 by Carl on June 2, 2011 - 7:01 am

      Thank you, Claudia. I appreciate your comment.

  2. #3 by carldagostino on June 2, 2011 - 4:45 am

    “…immersed in the music of my creator…” You have identified the panacea for all tribulations. Stay “in tune” and life will remain in harmony. Should write the line on post-its and post em all over the place

    • #4 by Carl on June 2, 2011 - 7:02 am

      Very interesting, Carl. That line was many things that did not capture the feel before it ended up as it is. Thanks for your comment.

  3. #5 by brian on June 2, 2011 - 6:49 am

    nice…love the array fo fav was the wort behav of the lion…

    • #6 by Carl on June 2, 2011 - 7:06 am

      Thank you for commenting, Brian. I appreciate it.

  4. #7 by Kay Camden on June 2, 2011 - 9:59 am

    You need to have someone wire you into the electrical system. Don’t rely on those batteries. None of us should.

    • #8 by Carl on June 3, 2011 - 6:37 am

      This will require some careful design. Thanks for your comment.

  5. #9 by siubhan on June 2, 2011 - 1:44 pm

    i like the imagery here, too. your analogies are most refreshing.

    • #10 by Carl on June 3, 2011 - 6:37 am

      Thank you – I appreciate your comment!

  6. #11 by Indigo Spider on June 2, 2011 - 1:53 pm

    I feel like my batteries are dead at the moment.

    • #12 by Carl on June 3, 2011 - 6:38 am

      Do you have the rechargeable kind? Thanks for commenting!

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