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Jack the blue-eyed Peter cat (revised)

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Jack the blue-eyed Peter cat (revised)

The pendulum swings
(Left to right)

Zenith approaches
The vortex opens up…

With head spinning
My spin is heading
Towards your light
On the coattails of a watch and chain…

Tumbling down the word hole
Collecting words,
From the wall of air
That surrounds me,
To consume later…

Too much later
As quixotic adventures
Tilt me away from my pen
And images of you burn ever deeper
Onto the backs of my eyelids

Am I losing you?
Am I losing me?
Do I exist?
Did I ever?

It seems I am always risking
My life
My love…

The roulette wheel
Catches my fall…

Still spinning
I follow the white star
Onto the red
Where the tinker rings her bell
Smiling a Cheshire smile
Holding a blue-eyed pill in one hand
And a red-headed pill in the other…

The blue’s stare
Pierces my heart…

The burning flames of the red
Kiss the bleeding desire of my lips
Dissolving on my tongue

I am afraid to open my eyes
But, risking a glance downwards
The insane grin on my mad hat
Slips to cover Dorothy’s red shoes
That Alice stole from Robin
In Sherwood’s green forest

Now I am calm
As I enter your wonderland…

Melding with your mind
Dancing with your spirit
Swaying with your rhythm
Embracing all that you are

I am holding you so tight…

As the tears roll down my cheeks
The pull of never land
Tearing me from your bed of white roses
Back to the thorns on my bed of nails…


(Right to left)
The pendulum swings

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  1. Date: 4/6/2009 3:15:00 PM
    Excellent write from a fellow Alice lover! Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 12:35:00 PM
    Congrats dear Nigel on your big win in Christie's contest! Outrageous poetry and so well deserved! Sorry this is late, I am so way behind on the soup! I am thinking of you, and hoping you are ok. Big hugs! Love, Shar xoxo

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 11:33:00 PM
    Nigel - Congratulations on placing in Christies contest – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 8:48:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in Christie's contest Nigel.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 11:11:00 AM
    Damn, love the word quixotic. Proof of your skills as a wordsmith, sir. Congrats on the Fab Fantasy win! Warm regards, John.

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 10:27:00 AM
    Congrats brother.

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 9:30:00 AM
    Hello Nigel.... congratulations on your win ! Beautiful poem ....

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 8:23:00 AM
    Dear Nigel.Congratulations on Your win in The Fabulous Fantasy Contest by Cristie Moses A well deserved WIN Superb Write ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 6:41:00 AM
    So nice to see you here again Nigel! A wonderful winning poem, and Congratulations on having it selected for the top picks in Christie's contest!! :) love, Carrie

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 6:00:00 AM
    Great write, a well deserved win. Congratulations! Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 12/9/2008 12:29:00 PM
    Loved this, a real roller coaster ride of angst.Try my angst "To be or Not to Be"

  1. Date: 12/1/2008 8:12:00 AM
    wow. Very clever poem, like a hypnotism session for a cat? But with surprising passion at the end

  1. Date: 11/26/2008 7:08:00 AM
    Nigel this is full of passion the ending surprised me but that's how the pendulum swings. Excellent write. This one was very clever and so far my favorite from you. Michael Torres

  1. Date: 11/26/2008 6:48:00 AM
    dig it, pure art, great job!

  1. Date: 11/26/2008 2:53:00 AM
    OMG This is Superb Nigel....I love your poems and they get better and better every time i read a new one. Great imagery and wording in this one. You must be one of my favs:) Someday, everything will be happily ended. Always, Chitra

  1. Date: 11/25/2008 7:19:00 PM
    Your poems get better and better, Nigel! And I believe they get warmer and warmer...with more passion in each one! You should publish all these romantic poems in a book together, ....they are love songs, or lost love songs. As always....your friend, Carrie

  1. Date: 11/25/2008 5:28:00 PM
    I agree with Sharon, you two are heating up the place! Yowza! I can feel the longing in the words, very intense, I hope you get the happy ending. :) Love, Kristin

  1. Date: 11/25/2008 4:34:00 PM
    good. trip in to wonder land. john

  1. Date: 11/25/2008 4:05:00 PM
    I don't know Nigel, between you and Christie this soup is getting pretty hot. Wow. This was intense. Deeply passionate and just sorry there is not a happier ending. Yet. : ) Good luck. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/25/2008 2:35:00 PM
    Why must you always make me cry?! This is totally awesome. Into my faves! You are such an amazing writer, and you always inspire me. Hope those thorns don't bite.LOL Laugh to cover the sad. Love Tink