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On Wings of Moogsmoorwood

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On Wings of Moogsmoorwood

She mentioned being walluntorspearsed about me,
but it is I, who should instead, be walluntorspearsing about her.

I have flown towards the sun on wings of moogsmoorwood,
only to crash into the harsh leavened steppes of Inglesnegativebroten.
After mending bones and burghainboggles,
I found myself in the middle of wandering Wartanwursters,
drooling for a taste of my blood,
gnashing their sharp schneezers.

I have died a thousand deaths,
been resurrected by the prayers of virtue,
by the Hoodoo of Hearsaylookspeaknottooloudeoles,
and Wax Saints in the mountains of Fleurflippantistan.

With a magnolia in my mouth,
spider's webs spun over crowns,
and a charcoal circle on my hand,
I fly on wings of moogsmoorwood,
with peace, love and the folly to be found in-between.

And yet, she walluntorspearses about me!
Is she naive, or is she a Saint?
Is she hollow, or is she filled with golden rain?
Does she truly know wot she is biting into?

Ah yes, the questions keep moving through my mind,
filling me with walluntorspearse,
for I cannot quite figure out if she is strong enough
to face the truth about Grimm-Gloommers,
or if she is in fact strong enough to take them on -
to open my eyes wide enough,
to let her have a go at them without meddling in the outcome,
to prove that I can stop walluntorspearsing about her....


....that she may very well be stronger than I.
Yes. The possibility alone, already offers a calming salve.

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  1. Date: 11/27/2011 6:05:00 AM
    PS--here I'd been intending to spend time with the hubby, and he falls asleep before I finish getting my wee one to sleep. Both were snoring away, so I had the time! I swear I'm going to pinch him if he does that tonight (we only have weekends as he works evening shifts and morning belong to our girl). :-)

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 6:03:00 AM
    Hey, glad you liked my attempt, and I tend to sit back after I read something that floors me and let it perculate. Sometimes, I manage to get my fingers around some of the deeper messages, and sometimes I think I miss the mark, and I'm injecting myself into the poem or story or whatever (sometimes the author intended this). Chris, if you've never tried this (to reply to an enjoyed poem) then I encourage you to give 'er a go. Not something I'd do often, but ohhhh, the challenge, mind-er-cize!

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 8:00:00 PM
    Thanks! I'll keep her blue steak raw and as rough as a roadhouse, 2 am. ;-) If you don't like the end results, I'll delete the poem. I had a ball with Elizabeth's, now, my intent is to COUNTER you, in the style of Marlow/Raleigh. Have you ever tried this? It's a challenge to retain the original poem's voice and yet contradict it's message. Thank you for the challenge and the suggestion! Hubby time! :-)

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 5:42:00 PM
    Okay, so this is so tinglabloomy that I would like to write a reply! Elizabeth spiralsoars me this way, too. So, Chis, ole pal, old chum, may I? (I would be writing from her point of view). May take me a few days, as weekends belong to my daughter and husband. I don't promise to do as good a job as this one does, I may just mulchervroom it. Let me know if you find my invitation tinglabloomy, please, when you can. PS- will investigate the question you had. I do not think so! as even "©" doesn't

  1. Date: 11/25/2011 10:37:00 AM
    Hmm... chris a convuluted piece here, it seems You are flourishing under adversity anyway.! so things seem positive from that angle) also i have the enjoyed reading..

  1. Date: 11/23/2011 4:15:00 PM
    soupmail :)

  1. Date: 11/22/2011 6:19:00 PM
    a bit of bukowski.....thanks foe backin' me up on callin' out....sometimes i feel like a crusader in the wilderness here on the soup me boy....yers...jimbo

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 11/22/2011 10:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jimbo, no problem at all. And I will continue to do so in the future. I don't even know who she is, but she sure seems to know a lot about me lol. She can keep on going with the name calling; it suits her personality.
  1. Date: 11/22/2011 3:34:00 PM
    Lots of imagination. What is the truth about Grimm-Gloommers? I'm reminded of Alice in Wonderland, the name inventing. Fascinating reading, Chris. Love, daver

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 11/22/2011 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Heya Dave. Thanks for dropping by and reading. I am happy you found this piece fascinating. About those Grimm-Gloommers....they are many things, including being overly paranoid, mentally unstable, extremely deceptive and using guilt as a weapon. Nasty little creatures.
  1. Date: 11/22/2011 11:46:00 AM
    Ok since I am on an "eating my words kind of streak"-- I'm going to comment here real quick-- just me saying I enjoyed reading this write, it has a seriousness about it but the coined words made it fun to read, having that Roald Dahl whimsy feel to it. Now I am almost tempted to try thinking of coining words myself, how about nolookyhearyspeaky monkeys? shucks ok that's sort of unoriginal...

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 11/22/2011 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Maybe you should have a light snack(something healthier than listed below)?? Yes, the honey-dijon mustard would definitely work well with that sandwich.
    na Avatar wala na
    Date: 11/22/2011 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    mmmmm with slatherings of mayo, hmm honey- dijon mustard maybe? ok I am not thinking right, right now...gosh my tummy's grumbling now, your fault grrr~ I'm sleeping on a hungry stomach, thanks to you! O_o
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 11/22/2011 12:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hmmm, maybe add some tomatoes as well?
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 11/22/2011 12:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hehe - I wasn't thinking videogame, but more along the lines of an interesting sandwich. Some fried bratwurst, sourkraut, topped with onions, Grimm-Gloommer and Rocket.
    na Avatar wala na
    Date: 11/22/2011 12:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Very thoughtful of you to worry...hmmm these things would make for very interesting characters for a videogame or something... that or a really yummy (ok not yummy, interesting?) sandwich. Ok, I am off to go fish for dreams now.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 11/22/2011 11:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I worry about my friends who are entangled with Grimm-Gloomers. But, in the end, a Grimm-Gloommer is not as dangerous as a Wartanwurster. And the Ratchet-Rockets are the most deadly - a Grimm-Gloommer at heart, as far as mental instability, deception and guilt trips go, but with the sociopathic tendencies of a Wartanwurster, to go along with a thirst for blood.
  1. Date: 11/21/2011 5:20:00 PM
    This is frikken awesome christopher I think I damaged my burghainboggles a lil trying to get my gob round some of these words lol xxx

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 11/22/2011 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Heya Tracie. I am glad that you enjoyed this poem.
  1. Date: 11/21/2011 11:42:00 AM
    This is lovely and well written. Have a nice day,Chris

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 11/22/2011 12:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Joseph, nice to see you. I hope that you also have a good day. Thank you for dropping by and reading.
  1. Date: 11/21/2011 1:16:00 AM
    I loved this piece. It is a very creative work that took my imagination on a hell of a trip!

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 11/21/2011 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am very glad that you enjoyed this piece. Thanks for dropping by and reading.