Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Is There Again to Worst Laugh 
His chilling secret 
Her chilling secret 


Is There Again (Martin verse) 

Is there again the meaning of my mood
And reason I am living is renewed
The source of all my dreams is beauty viewed
A moment set which nothing dare intrude
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Who knew the power hidden in those eyes
The endless fascination hearts devise
No meaning set aside to compromise
Just deep within where way of passion lies
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So quietly the night sets in the mood
And all the hopes which wishes can devise
For her all once was real can’t compromise
For seconds past surrender can’t intrude
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Was in that kiss she gently closed her eyes
And in that instant memories renewed
Tomorrows long forgotten nothing views
For silent is the stream where something lies
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So many tears yet not one to intrude
The hopelessness of this curse which I viewed
For through her blood my reason was renewed
Is there again the meaning of my mood


A romantic moment comes to  a chilling end in this Martin verse. I created Martin verse in 2011. It consists of two sets of four rhyming words. In the first stanza the first four words are introduced. The second set of word are introduced in the second stanza. The two sets of words are mixed up in the next two stanzas. In the fifth stanza the first set of words are brought back in reverse order, One extra note about the poem: Now that we know the dark ending, notice that the first stanza contains some warnings. 

It was Halloween. What was I going to be? A vampire, of course. Arlene had this real fixation for me dressing up like a vampire at any costume function. It was weird. The girl really was drawn to love stories, whether in books or in movies. But if she sees "vampire"... there is an exception. It was like her guilty secret. Arlene liked lingerie. Other than that we never dressed up for those moments of intimacy. But for any costume event, guess what I was going to be. A vampire. At first, it was the typical Bela Lugosi style: tuxedo and cape. Then she went for the gangster style of "The Lost Boys". The movie wouldn't come out for years. I and others didn't understand the gangster thing. Arlene's costume would never match mine. She would dress in an eastern outfit. Something that showed off her legs. I didn't get t hat either, but I loved those legs. Sooner or later, at the parties, out came the cameras. Between the dancing and the countless poses of a vampire taking this eastern beauty, I just gave into the moment. It was weird but fun.

Have you ever wanted to do something weird or strange? Sing in front of strangers in the street. Dress in formal wear to go grocery shopping. Act like your favorite actor or superhero, when no one is around. Believe it or not these things are actually good for us (as long as no one or nothing is hurt). It serves as a release. A release from stress, anger and many other things that are pent up inside. We must be careful how these strange and unusual behaviors effect our personalities except our strength and self assurance. Oh yes, stepping "outside" will improve our self confident. It could be as little as a chocolate chip cookie we hide away for our self or as big as parachuting from a plane, We are wonderful. And while we are exploring this truth, Enjoy.


Some music for that poem: Jorge Méndez "Cold" 

Ever had that date who wasn't quite right 


Here are 10 things that will ruin a first date. (from Hearst Media)
1. You talk about your exes the whole time.
2. Your date spends the whole night on their phone.
3. They chew with their mouth open.
4. They're rude to the waiter/waitress.
5. Your date disappears halfway through the night. 
6. They change the game plan at the last minute. 
7. They invite you to a really nice restaurant and then ask you to pay for everything because they're broke.
8. A friend decides to tag along.
9. You get into a fight.
10. They show up an hour late. 
Here's  Anwar Jibawi most uncomfortable date. "Worst Laugh | Anwar Jibawi & Hannah Stocking"


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28 comments:

  1. The Martin verse really works well to carry this Poe-like mood.

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  2. I like how "quietly the night sets in the mood" Nice poem.
    In Holland we don't do Halloween that much but we have Carnaval. Young and old dress up and dance and be silly. I was good at that.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your favorite part the poem.
      I bet you were.
      Here's to many more good times.

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  3. Just to do something strange for the sake of it can be a release indeed, and fun.

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    1. The King of the unique speaks.
      Thank you, Pat, for all the good times.

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  4. I enjoyed this form with its contrasting emotions and vividness. Warm greetings to you.

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    1. Thank you. Nice of you to say.
      All of my best to you.

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  5. Grand Martin_!
    __ Do we not all, at one point, emit time strangely? Emittime. _m

    emittime
    think front to back
    a muse

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    1. I hope so...
      Thank you so much for your gift.

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  6. I don't think I ever have wanted to do something strange. But then, weird is in the eye of the beholder.

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    1. Excellent point. Thank you.
      "weird is in the eye of the beholder"

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  7. Oh I do love a dark poem... the form reminds me of a sestina actually... I did create my version of quarina once... maybe something to try.

    http://withrealtoads.blogspot.se/2015/03/sunday-mini-challenge-not-sestina-but.html

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad that you liked. Let me know if you do a Martin verse and I will advertise that site.

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  8. I like the Martin verse very much - very much puts me in mind of Poe. I don't care for all the explanations and exposition though.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment.
      I do appreciate and welcome your honest input.

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  9. I am struck by the line "for silent is the stream where something lies". And the depth of emotion in that last kiss, and "through her blood my reason was renewed".

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    1. Thank you for sharing this.
      It is good to know I have touched someone who has brought me so much.

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  10. Weird can be wonderful. And when weird is shared with someone we love, weird becomes a miracle, a perfect miracle.

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    1. I bet your "weird" is wonderful.
      Thank you for stopping by and all your support.

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  11. This was wonderful to read Martin and why it was written truly explains the poem. Thanks for sharing.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you for your kind compliment.
      May your days be bright.

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  12. you are Fantastic poet Martin ,glad you shared this lovely poem which is written BEAUTIFULLY!!!

    In my youth i enjoyed to watch horror movies including vampire one
    one movie of brad pitt was so touching and the fascinating photo you used above reminded me that .

    i am thrilled with this halloween event and imagining you in vampire dress is quite fun .Arlene was such vibrant soul

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    1. Thank you for that wonderful compliment.
      I appreciate this touch of insight into the world of Balli

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  13. Ha, I never got into the vampire thing. Spooked me really, so I steered clear of vampire movies or books. And as for costumes, I was the rare kid who really didn't like to dress up in a costume for Halloween. Maybe something simple like a 'hippie' or a 'cowgirl,' but nothing involving masks or make-up or elaborate attire!!

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    1. Arlene kept her vampire thing under control. I think the whole thing was just for fun.
      Thank you for your kindness.

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  14. Not into vampires I'm afraid but excellent poem Martin
    Sorry for being late.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you. Not into vampires. That makes your compliment even better.
      No need to apologize.

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