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Black Magic Hearts

What underhanded monkey business 
razzle-dazzle bull is this? 
Whose double-crossing, flimflam scam, 
debauchery or hocus sham 
is wheeling dealing in romance, 
putting lovers in a trance? 

Antics, capers or witch's brew, 
enchanting hymns or shaman's stew, 
whose quackery or voodoo drink 
made Casanova stop and think 
and turned the ancient lovers cold; 
poor Romeo and nymphs of old? 

Perhaps black magic's potent gel, 
or craftiness or wicked spell, 
a clever con or master hoax, 
or just some trickster playing jokes. 
Whatever ruse that works the arts, 
mumbo jumbo seduces hearts!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008

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Date: 6/14/2009 5:30:00 PM
Very cute poem. I like it. Creative
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Date: 6/8/2009 5:02:00 PM
Celeste, Congratulations on your win. All best, Orma
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Date: 6/8/2009 12:40:00 AM
Congratulations on your win, Celeste. You deserved it-- Alvin Thomas Ethington
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Date: 6/6/2009 12:55:00 PM
Celeste,..its no black magic,..or voo doo spells,...but it for sure is razzle dazzle,..some tricksters jokes,..and even some mumbo jumbo,...and poof !, sure did seduce my heart with this one,..and congratulations on your well deserved win ! james
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Date: 6/2/2009 4:11:00 PM
Congrats Celeste on making the winner's list. God Bless. Vince
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Date: 6/2/2009 2:57:00 PM
Congratulations on your featured poem this week! Great write!
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Date: 6/1/2009 4:10:00 PM
this is why you are one of my favorites. this is shear artestry at it's best. JOHN HENRY LOVING III
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Date: 6/1/2009 7:26:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Celeste. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/1/2009 4:01:00 AM
Warmest congrats on a most excellent and well deserved win! Love, Shar
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Date: 5/31/2009 10:23:00 PM
Very clever and original write here, Celeste and congratultions on your win in the latest contest here at the Soup !!
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Date: 5/31/2009 1:06:00 PM
Congratulations on your peom being displayed in the soupland this week. Enjoy the honor. Ernilando
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Date: 5/31/2009 10:21:00 AM
Celeste, I loved the rhyme and rythum in this poem. It was fun to read. And had a bit of sour truth in it. Very Good write. Congratulations on having your poem, "Black Magic Hearts" featured this week. Keep writing. Always, Dane"
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Date: 5/31/2009 9:33:00 AM
My warmest congratulations to you dear on your awesome placement… you are such a wonderful writer… please let your poetry pen keep dancing to the drum beat of your passions and poetrysoup-land. You are great. leke
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Date: 5/31/2009 7:07:00 AM
Congratulations on your poem being placed > James
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Date: 5/31/2009 5:32:00 AM
Congrats on this beautiful poem Celeste! I love your work!
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Date: 5/31/2009 1:10:00 AM
Celeste, congrats to you on your success placing in PS contest, bravo! Ernesto
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Date: 5/30/2009 11:19:00 PM
Celeste - congratulations on placing in The Soup Contest - God Bless, MJ
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Date: 5/14/2009 11:50:00 AM
Congrats on your three poems making semi' your work...good luck for finals...Janette
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Date: 5/3/2009 12:00:00 PM
3 great poems in a row, nice work...Raul
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Date: 4/4/2009 9:25:00 PM
great is thy pen. congrats on a well desevered first round survival. wishing you all the best in the finals. love Leke
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Date: 3/1/2009 10:32:00 AM
This made me smile I love your clever lines! Congratulations on your featured poem! Well done!!! Laura :)
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Date: 2/27/2009 7:10:00 AM
Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol
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Date: 2/26/2009 6:59:00 PM
This is Awesome, Very cleverly crafted with the most incredible imagery..Gives the reader plenty to stew about, Stunning creativity here, loved the ending(Whatever ruse that works the arts, mumbo jumbo seduces hearts! Nicely done, I shall be reading more of your work, God Bless You and Congratulations on your amazing poetry being featured*Tyesha
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Date: 2/25/2009 6:25:00 PM
Celeste this poem just rocks - loved it beyond words - Putting you on my fav poets list - I just wanted to say congratulations on having three of your poems featured this week – God Bless, MJ
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Date: 2/24/2009 2:16:00 PM
Ah, yes, spoken like one who has been through the mumbo jumbo plant. It may be a plant of some kind. I don't know, but I've been there. Congrats on this clever write. Love, daver
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