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Controlled Fallacy

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Controlled Fallacy

 Our mind is capable of passing beyond 
the dividing line we have drawn for it.
 Beyond the pairs of opposites, of which
  the world consists - other, new insights
 begin."  --Herman Hesse, on Thought "

Controlled Fallacy 

I could be an enchanted dragonfly,
the one, in a child's storybook
that  lets fairies,
full of magic ride on its back.
I could turn into the wicked dragon
 that lurks 
in all the kingdoms and fiefdoms
or the brave knight
that rescues the poor distressed damsel;
the one who  lives happily ever after,
thereafter or, 
I could be her private aspirations.
Her flight from passion before the rot sets in.
I could be her secret hideaway, where
she touches solitude with reverent fingers.

I could enter reality at this point
so focused that the dragonfly would tumble
into a shriveled heap,
or become a pauper, sitting
on a cold and wind blown, treeless street.
I could be a modern day Cinderella with
a pumpkin Rolls Royce
and stained glass slippers
or,the best friend of an 
English Lord, or the maid who 
every single morning
brings him his breakfast
of kippers.

But I don't want to be an 
enchanted dragonfly.
I want to drive to some remote reality
in a real Rolls Royce
I want -  I want controlled fallacy.
I want caviar- not kippers
I want  a flowing negligee  and
maribou-feathered high heel slides.

I want to be that enchanted princess
who touches solitude with
reverent fingers.
I want to be the smiling
sole, possessor
of a single, stained glass slipper

Suzanne Delaney
 Fantasy Contest - Giorgio V



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  1. Date: 6/4/2013 9:20:00 PM
    That was so, damned impressive, so beautifully written, well done, I loved it. Thanks for sharing

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 9:53:00 AM
    Big congrats to you Suzanne. Well done. AO

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 7:24:00 PM
    Hi Suzanne, congrats with your jazzy poem... sweet dreamy ending.. luv~PD

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 4:51:00 AM
    Many Congratulations xx

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 8:12:00 PM
    An awesome win. Congrats.

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 7:32:00 PM
    splendid write Suzanne.....I am glad you were inspired to tickle the ivories again....play Blue Moon for me....congrats on a great win

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 7:07:00 PM
    Thanks Debbie: I GUESS I was dancing to my own saxophone here LOL SuZ

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 6:56:00 PM
    Very unique! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 5:31:00 PM
    Congratulations Suzanne on your win. I love where you took this poem. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 7:46:00 AM
    Perhaps not TOO much to hope for, Suzanne. But you shouldn't be disappointed with being a very good poet. Thanks for the fave.-Red

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 1:44:00 PM
    I simply love fantasy. I also love your reality trip, Cinderella. Nice one, my friend. Best of luck to you in the contest. :)