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My mind deforms in Malimar
    Where people bathe in caviar,
        Inhaling hash from her cigar -
            I bow to Runt, the three eyed Tsar

The captive kiss of Princess Mars,
    Who speaks in tongues at seminars,
        Burns red within her Blue Boudoir -
            I writhe beneath her pale peignoir.

Her Maids tint lips with cinnabar,
    Brew tea within a samovar
        Secrete their heat within a jar -
            I’m thirsting at the reservoir.

Her Genies play with gold dinars,
    Disguise themselves in suits of tar,
        Bedizen me in stares that mar  -
            I plea before the commissar.

At Princess’ neighbourhood bazaar,
    Shades drape their dreams in wooden char
        While shadows kneel at doors, ajar -
            I’m waiting for the Avatar.

Her Merchants, panting pale Hussars,
    Paint screens of broken VCR’s,
        While strumming strings on warped sitars -
            I’m sailing ships to Zanzibar.

Her Prophets sometimes cruise in cars,
    Or while at each and every bar,
        To talk of time and things bizarre -
            I pass my pride for small pourboire.

Her Necromancers sprint and spar,
    With tales of wisdom flung afar,
        They’re numbered by the registrar -
            I’m dangling from her handlebars.

While Princess conjures crude memoirs,
    In never ending repertoires,
        I always seem to think they’re ours -
             That ‘hers’ and ‘mine’ are on a par

My Princess sometimes cuts and scars
    While weaving webs of au revoirs -
        I often wake to ask ‘who are
            These Gods that sail the distant stars?’

Copyright © Terry O'Leary

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  1. Date: 10/28/2013 8:10:00 PM
    cant beat them rhymes, for sure sublime, well done here old mate....

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 6:24:00 PM
    Terry, a lot can be learned about monorhymes by examining this textbook example. Beautiful job.... Jake

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 3:10:00 PM
    rerading this beautifully crafted poem Terry

    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop
    Date: 9/15/2013 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    rereading i meant..oops
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 4:49:00 AM
    What an incredible poem Terry. From Malimar to distant stars you have weaved a treasure of a poem here. Bravo!

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 7:20:00 AM
    This flows so light and beautiful on the heart Terry..Sometimes i do wonder too who are these gods that sail the distant stars. .

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 4:15:00 PM
    enjoying this again, my friend. Awesome

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 8:28:00 AM
    Great imagination, rhyme and rhythm in this one..Enjoyed reading your creative lines this morn..Thanks for the visit to my Limerick..They are not so easy for me to write..Sara

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 4:44:00 PM
    I am amazed that you have managed to come up with not only monorhymes, but monorhymes with two and three syllables in this dreamy fantasy!...Totally enchanting,Terry...I am in awe...

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 6:46:00 PM
    Terry, this is addictive reading... find myself coming back often.. Perhaps there's a good living to be had writing for rappers? :) Mx

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 6:26:00 PM
    wow that is some monorhyming you got going on and great rhythm as well. Very cool and unique.

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 5:05:00 PM
    Oh, love this piece, Terry!:) Amazing imagery and metaphor...what a ride this poem is. "When pink opossums come to spar", feels like 'Wonderland'. So very clever! I haven't been writing much...dream some, think more, until reality swerves its angry head. Oh well....great tidings to you, Terry! Mikki

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 3:18:00 PM
    awesome, as ever, Terry

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 8:36:00 AM
    Nice poem full of 'strange' vocabulary amazing the reader...

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 2:15:00 PM
    as usual your poetry takes one on a journey, one which never fails to amaze...

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 3:53:00 PM
    Terry, you have so much talent displayed here. All the rhyming words that weave ancient and modern worlds together are just fantastic. It reads like a wonderful dream. I am in awe.

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 2:31:00 AM
    Terry, a very pleasant poem to read - written so interesting and well. - Beautiful work! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 10:41:00 AM
    hi terry, looking forwrd to a new one..:) huggs

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 3:15:00 PM
    clever and entertaining as ever, my friend - love it

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 8:05:00 PM
    Love your word play, Terry.

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 11:45:00 AM
    A mesmerizing subject magnetizing the mind and challenging language skills! Beautifully written! Thank You!