Monday, July 10, 2017

We Things to Can Your Mattress Protector Stand up to Sasquatch 
Things that creep in the night 
Things that creep in the forest 





We Things (poem) 

Let’s slip into the night
And whet our appetite
With things that just aren’t right
What thrills can we incite
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A night to scare
What wasn’t there
It’s hardly fair
Look out beware
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What thrills can we invite
Slipping into the night
To wet our appetite
We things that just aren’t right
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To scare with flare
As people stare
We just don’t care
No time to spare
On jealous air
Look out beware
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For our wet appetite
Is loose to plague the night
What thrills may we ignite
Just when you thought things right
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Those unaware
That we are there
To slip into their night
They sense that things aren’t right
Declare despair
And then prepare
To wet your appetite
With thrills beyond delight
It just might scare
Look out beware
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We settle into night
And feel at last all’s right
What thrill we did alight
To ease our appetite
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For the night
Look out beware


Something slithering through the night is the shiverings of this poem. This poem only uses two rhyme sounds: "air" and "ite". It also only uses two meters: four and six. By relentlessly sticking to these limitations as the tale unfolds adds a feeling of madness. If we are wondering why the last to lines don't rhyme. It's because the two rhyme sounds are taking their final bow. 

Arlene and I have had more than our share of charlatans in the world of the paranormal. Our house had some great, strange phenomenon. All of which were solved. I know and can perform some magic tricks. Still, Arlene and I were open minded to the paranormal and magic. One of our exploits took us to Amador, California and the Imperial Hotel. The Imperial Hotel is the home of the White Lady and several other ghosts that were spotted and recorded by noted ghost hunters. Arlene and I didn't go to debunk anything. We just went to take in the experience and maybe see a ghost.  The Imperial is part of an old western ghost town close to an old cemetery. The scene was set. Once it got dark, the streets of the ghost town got empty, except for the guests of the hotel. Arlene and I couldn't resist exploring the night. The strangest thing was how quiet it was. Quiet, except for the sounds of people's voices, which seemed to carry endlessly. Into this night Arlene and I let our feelings go as we wandered the streets. There was no TV in our room. Instead, we had the voices of the other guests talking: as if they were in our room. Here we were, in a haunted hotel, listening to what our neighbors were saying and doing. Somehow we managed to get to sleep. Arlene and I didn't see any ghosts. Still, we are open minded.

Are there ghosts? I don't know. I have never seen one. In fact, every life experience seems to indicate that they don't exist, Yet, I prefer to keep a door open. This has to do with "Belief Systems". We all have them.  Belief Systems govern how we act, how we see things, the things we see, how we feel, everything. True or false: We all have them. Every individual, every group, every organization and on and on, has its own Belief Systems. And Belief Systems change; even those based on facts. What is true today may not be true tomorrow. What is true for one person may not be true for another, Belief Systems. Confusing? That's all right; As long as they don't hurt anybody or anything. And we; Must learn to respect other's Belief Systems (as long as they don't harm anyone or anything). And together we should make part of our Belief System to be open. Open to that better day. And with every step toward that day let us Enjoy,


As to the ghosts of the Imperial Hotel: Bauhaus "Bela Lugosi's Dead" 

From a ghost town to a forest 


Scientists discount the existence of Sasquatch and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, rather than a living animal. They note the lack of physical evidence after centuries of investigation, despite the fact that numerous creatures would have to exist in order to maintain a breeding population. A small group of investigators are sustained in their interest by occasional new reports of sightings. Such reports are attributed to persons seeing various animals, particularly black bears. Another report points to a commercial that has turned up. 
Is there a Sasquatch? "Can Your Mattress Protector Stand up to Sasquatch?" 

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We only see what we want to see; we only 
hear what we want to hear. Our belief system 
is just like a mirror that only shows us what 
we believe. 
Don Miguel Ruiz


30 comments:

  1. It is not easy to sustain two rhymes in short lines and still convey a thought-provoking piece of writing. Your description creates the mood for the narrative and it all works very well together.

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      I appreciate your valued thoughts and revue.

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  2. Belief sure is a strange thing. Sometimes belief can lead one to see what they want to see. As for ghosts...I wouldn't rule it out, but haven't seen any or experienced any.

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    1. By the success you enjoy, you have a great insight into people's beliefs. Thank you for your support.

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  3. A fascinating study in the use of two rhymes. Well done. I have one comment, however. I always thought the phrase was to whet one's appetite. Am I wrong?
    As for ghosts ... I have an entirely open mind, but I've never met one! I always enjoy reading of your escapades with Arlene.

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    1. Thank you for watching my back. You are quite right. Have fixed.
      I appreciate your thoughts and am glad you enjoyed.
      (I am a poor proofreader)

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  4. What a shivery and thought provoking poem. It sounds like an interesting experience you had with Arlene.

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    1. So fulfilling, knowing you enjoyed.
      Thank you

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  5. Belief systems/value systems need to be flexible enough to change when new and compelling informatin comes to light.
    I haven't seen or heard a ghost - but some places have a 'feeling' all of their own so I am fence sitting here. I don't know and am not prepared to rule them out. Yet.

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    1. ! appreciate you sharing your thoughts.
      Staying in a ghost town late at night is great (for the feelings alone)
      Thank you for everything.

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  6. Somehow i feel that this should have been sung. The rhymes are almost like a refrain with the small variations.

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    1. Thank you fir bringing this out. It is one of the reasons I appreciate you stopping by.

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  7. Great to read ..... interesting too.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Sounds like someone had a busy day. I hope it was enjoyable.
      Thank you for taking a moment for me.

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  8. Hello, I enjoyed the poem and reading about your experience. I like to think I have an open mind. Have a great day and week ahead!

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    1. I know your mind is open to beauty. (via your photography)
      Thank you for the good wishes.

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  9. Nice rhyming. I haven't seen Sasquatch. I did see the ghost of my aunt when she died many decades ago crossing through the common space of the grad student housing unit I was staying at.

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    1. Thank you for that great compliment.
      I appreciate you sharing your ghost experience.

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  10. The two rhymes are extremely interesting and arresting. I've not seen anything "ghostly" in my lifetime but I still have time to go.

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate your thoughts and taking a moment to visit.

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  11. It's always best to keep an open mind. Maybe something will slither into it...

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    1. Thank you for sharing the thoughts of one well known for having a very positive outlook on life.

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  12. nice rhyming...so good...and the open mindedness and the thrill to discover...!!

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    1. Thank you for the rich words.
      May we all enjoy this gift.

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  13. i can feel the thrill of that night when you both waited for ghosts ,in such times times one can defeat the fear only when he has someone to whom he loves as deeply as you did.

    i in my childhood heard ghost stories from my grandma as she encountered many {as she said} i believed and stayed frightened for years ,
    slightly witnessed a Caspar like thing floating in the sky when i was four along me all other kids saw this and shouted but i still can't take it serious as i am not much into this belief .
    i agree the way we think matters most .when i see horror movies effect remains for few days .then brain comes to normal thinking.

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    1. So glad to have drawn you into an experience.
      Thank you for sharing your paranormal experience. It is most interesting.

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  14. A Belief System puts some semblance of order in ordinary matters. One just can't avoid it!

    Hank

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    1. Agreed (plus) The next step is accepting everyone has their own.
      Thank you for the pleasure of seeing you here.

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  15. Great poem ..great flow.. I love it.. I have never seen a ghost myself and I don't wish to..lol
    You and Arlene are awesomely a perfect match..blessings dear

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    1. Thank you for that energetic compliment.
      There are many, many people who don't want to see ghosts (even fake ones).

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