Black Poetry : The Giggle

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Giggle


    In the misty, murky mire of a mangled, marshy mud
    rose a Moon betwixt the shadows 'neath a starry night above.
    No bird beat wings. No mouse did squeak. Not even an owl's hoot
    did pierce the stillness clinging to the trees and plants and roots.

    I stomped upon the cigarette. The embers fumed and fizzled.
    As I turned to go back inside, I swore I heard a giggle;
    not large but small, not big but tiny, not huge but very wee
    behind the house down by the marsh's solitary tree.

    I stepped on leaves. I sloshed thru grass. I parted a bush with fear
    and beheld a sight, not often seen, uncommonly vivid and rare.
    A tiny stadium filled with bugs, some odd, some known by name
    were giggling, cheering in tiny voices at an Insect Baseball game!

    Miniature floodlights lit the diamond. A roach hit a highball fly.
    A beetle with cap and glove caught it. The audience roared and sighed.
    I couldn't believe it ! My mind was blown ! Legs and feet went limp
    as mosquito vendors shouted "Get your hotdogs, burgers and shrimp !"

    Mesmerized, my face went slack. The muscles cramped my jaw.
    Only a spectacle like this comes once to remember forevermore.
    I moved and something snapped or cracked, a limb, a twig, a branch.
    All bugs did turn their eyes on me. Their glare....an avalanche!

    They scattered in an instant, even turned off all the lights
    and plunged the field in darkness making shadows of the night.
    The beating wings, the mouse's squeak, the owl's nightly hoot
    now pierced the calm to chase the bugs in hungry, hot pursuit.
    And the tiny voices faded 'neath a starry night above
    in the misty, murky mire of a mangled, marshy mud.

    Namyh
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    U capture it so well , it was like i was in the night right there....this was great
     
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    I swear Harry...

    Reading you transports me back to a time when I was a tiny tot
    lovingly cuddled on my mother’s lap listening to her reciting delightful tales.
    I truly enjoyed this, even though I HATE BUGS… probably because
    you made them seems so cute!

    I loved the way you started it... it really pulls you in.

    Thank you!:)


    MaddSistahlyLove!
    Coco:heart:
     
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    Harry:
    You are a genius.
    This is sooo cute. Where is
    your book deal? Do I need
    to come to NC and manage
    you.:) Your talent is amazing.
    I enjoyed this write so very
    much.


    Much Luv
     
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    Harry, This was...

    This was right out of imagination's doorway. you weaved this story very well..like the never ending tale....fantastic write......peace

    BLAS:toasts:
     
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    dang, Harry!
    it was 4 to 4 in the bottom of the eighth......
    its some bugs somewhere cussin you out!
     
  7. Harry Hyman

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    Rich – You were indeed there Rich. I think I saw you waving and laughing. Remember me ? The guy who stepped on the branch, making everybody scatter. Great night, huh ! So glad this captured you Rich and hopefully put a great big smile on ya. Namyh
     
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    Coco – Sometimes with so much reality at hand, we often need a fantasy break into that dimension of sight and sound and mind. Inside, we can look for the saucer shaped house with a signpost outfront that says “Come on in. Take a load off and laugh. Many per customer”. And if it takes you back to a time when you were lovingly cuddled in your mother’s lap, then we know the Transporter is working and you have a ticket to ride the Enterprise house anytime to anywhere at Warp speed for free, even to the unexplored canyons of the Gigglezone where no laughter has gone before. Thanks Coco. Namyh
    P.S. - Surprisingly, that quote above rattled in my head for days before this was ever written. There was plenty of rattle room, too. Then it filled up with this poem. You gotta love the creative process ! It’s always unpredictable.
     
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    Harry,

    You are such an imaginative writer, I always enjoy the visual
    adventure you take me on with your words. The gift of a truly
    blessed Poet.

    I loved it!


    epiphany:heart:
     
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    4EverLuv – Had to change a flat one evening and heard a sound, when finished, that sounded like tiny laughter coming from a dense thicket. Didn’t go looking but it gave me an idea for this piece. Strange it is where we get some ideas. But don’t knock it ! Hope this put a giggle in ya. Namyh
     
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