Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Task to Magician Cop 
The magic of a fairy 
The magic of a police officer 

The Task (Italian sonnet) 

He rises yet again to meet his task
He knows today the tip of destiny
What purpose served the winds and stars do ask
Somewhere another lover waits for me
So out to risk a world so full of doubt
Where people hide behind their chosen truth
And carry poison in the way they shout
At one who brings some comfort to a youth
And there she dreams her future full hope
Upon her bed reality of dread
But with his touch a chance to help her cope
A kiss of magic to the day she’s wed
A peasant bride whose day the truth defies
Enjoys a day which all true loves are due
Yet somewhere from a poison fairy dies
While watching two young lovers’ wish come true 

A tale of a fairy who makes a dream come true in this Italian sonnet. The Italian sonnet form is used to tell a story. Not only to tell a story, but to deliver a message. All this in sixteen lines of iambic pentameter. A sonnet with a confusing ending (or new beginning), 

This sonnet surrounds how the love between Arlene and I and my general feeling about magic. In school I was a talented and pretty good looking guy. Arlene, on the other hand, was the bunt of many cruel jokes. These affected how she saw herself and her outward appearance. She went to a girl's school. Here comes this good looking guy, to play a boy's part in a school musical. There may have been more to it, but one night and the next day are what dreams are made of. The last night, when the play was over, had come. It was time to say goodbye to everyone. A single tear from Arlene touched my left arm. That night, I dreamed about and fell in love with Arlene. The next day, as her school was letting out, I was there waiting and we shared our first kiss. 

Magic? Whatever the reason, Arlene was not that good looking. There were plenty of other better looking girls after me, including the costar of that play. Girls who wanted to be close to me was not that unfamiliar. I've even had girls cry for me before. Why did I fall for Arlene? Another touch of magic. Dating a cute guy counteracted all the bullying, Arlene had gone through. This affected the way she looked. I was now dating a really attractive girl.

Magic, Does it truly exist? Let's not touch religion or miracles. Let's just stick to a person whose self esteem weighs heavy on them. The attention of someone special turns the whole self esteem around. Or. we're looking for an outfit, They're out of our size, but we happen on something better. Sure there are logical explanations. But as long as it doesn't hurt anyone or anything (including us), why not have a little fun? The story about how the love affair really started is so much better when a little magic is thrown into the mix. Amor, my present wife really does look better, because she likes me to tell her she's pretty. I'm certain these little things happen to all of us. Our cooking tastes a little better. We find that something we've been looking for. We think  of someone and they call us. Magic! The list goes on and on. These are little things. There is a logical explanation. Why not let a little wonder into your life (as long as nothing is harmed)? Maybe we can save a fairy's life. Does magic truly exist? I don't know. But as we wonder though the wonder of life, let us Enjoy. 

How about a little fairy music: Derek Fiechter "Dryad's Tree" 

If we think it's hard being a cop, imagine being a magic cop 

Prior to taking on assignments, police officers go through training at a police academy. The training program generally lasts around 12 to 14 weeks and includes classroom instruction in state laws, local ordinances, constitutional law, civil rights, and accident investigation. Police officers also learn about traffic control, self-defense, first-aid, firearms, and emergency response. Along with this, an increasing number of police departments require applicants to complete at least one or two years of college coursework or have an associate’s degree. Now, imagine throwing in a course or two of magic.
The result is... "Key & Peele - Magician Cop"


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  1. More and more as you share your poetry, I feel connect to Arlene. Have you read Star Girl by Jerry Spinelle. The book is based in some ways on his wife who was treated poorly. Great po÷m!

    1. Thank you so much.
      No I haven't, but I appreciate the recommendation

  2. Perhaps your love for Arlene was pre-arranged by the universe? Maybe, that is where the magic comes into play. A soul loves transcends boundaries making a union of what others may conceive as a mixed matched pair, but in reality they are perfect in their imperfection.

    You speak through sonnets with a voice of a man who has known the beauty of love and recognizes the important s of articulating his passion so others might see and feel.

    1. There was "Something". "Something" for two people. "Something" for others. "Something" will live on. Perhaps you're right.
      Thank you for that beautiful compliment

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    1. Thank you
      I hope it brought you some joy.

  4. A little word here and there can go a long way. Whether it's magic or self esteem, who can say.

    1. Excellently put, Who is to say?
      Thank you for all your support

  5. Magic & Poetry! We are a magical couple too, for 30 years. Thank you for visiting. So glad I followed your magic back here to this smashing blog. Bless you both! From another magic couple...ALOHA

    1. All blessings to you. May your light be a star that guides the eternal kiss. So glad I found your wonderful site,
      Thank you for everything

  6. True magic defies explanation. And just is, for those who are lucky enough to believe.

    1. A magnificent way of taking it all in.
      Thank you for the affirmation

  7. What beautiful poetry and words of hope. I think love can be magical indeed...

    1. You caught that!
      and it all starts with that

  8. One doesn't always see two good looking people together/married/partner.
    It's what's in the heart that matters, and you and Arlene new what was in your hearts.
    I don't totally understand why a women has to be told often that she is pretty or likes to be told often - insecurity in some ways I suppose for some.
    Hope I don't offend but I usually say it how it is, but I expect you know that now from me :)
    Amazing, I had to put new batteries in my keyboard in the middle of typing my comment, one could say that's my punishment for speaking my mind :)
    Happy New Year to you both..

    1. You didn't offend at all.
      You might be right (insecurity) and with Amor, she makes a funny show of it. But in the end I win. She is prettier.
      Happy New Year

  9. knew - instead of new - my spelling error.

  10. So out to risk a world so full of doubt
    Where people hide behind their chosen truth

    One often meets such people who may not be sincere in their efforts


    1. Have met a few of these (in charities!)
      Thank you for pointing this out