Sunday, August 9, 2020

Like Prince Charming

 

He hunts innocence,

stalks moonlight

searching for lips

speaking the language

of Neruda stars.

 

What he doesn’t know

is Luna’s sisters have gone

before him to warn dreamers

to be cautious of charmers

who cloak darkness in the

simile of a wish.


 ©Susie Clevenger 2020

 

The Sunday Muse #120

 Poets and Storytellers United ~ Writer's Pantry #32

 

 

 


17 comments:

  1. I love the hope and sisterhood that warns and guides that ultimately triumphs in this! It is always the overly charming ones we must watch out for. Can't trust them for a second!

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  2. I love "speaking the language of Neruda stars." Beautiful.

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  3. Necessary warnings, especially these days. Thank goodness for Luna's sister.

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  4. Mesmerizing. This brings out all the shadows in the edges.

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  5. Hooray for the power of the Sisterhood!

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  6. Simili of a wish! Much needed and to be heeded warning!

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  7. Wowww!!💝 This is absolutely exquisite in its use of language, Susie! I love; "searching for lips speaking the language of Neruda stars."

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  8. Beware those charmers. I think my poem featured the same charmer! Thank heaven for the sisterhood!

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  9. I like your "Neruda stars" language speakers. Best wishes for them. He is one of my heroes I like him, he comes across to me as a wealthy Robin Hood.
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  10. wonderful play on words. at least that's what i got from this. well-done.

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  11. As a youth I was always in awe of teens that could win maidens hearts while I failed miserably. Why didn't Lunar's sisters give the girls better advice?

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  12. I have thrown caution to the wind more than several times .... your poetry charms.

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  13. This is brilliant, so clean and forceful, taking us from the very glowing but vaguely disquieting beginning to that cindery, sharp end without a single discordant element. I especially love the Neruda stars, and the opening and closing lines. Excellent piece, Susie.

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  14. Warning noted! I really like the stealth in this!🙌🏽

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  15. Beautifully crafted, luv this:
    "speaking the language

    of Neruda stars."

    Much💝love

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