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  Pin Pricks of Irony
by Odin Roark
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Living in our own skins, not those of others, fosters many a surprising thought... and dreams.


Pin Pricks of Irony

I once dreamed of an endless road
Streaming across a New Mexico desert
Like a holiday ribbon laid out as invitation

Lined on both sides in store front windows
Mannequin after mannequin beamed with smiles
Pinned of finery in waiting
Suits
Dresses
Gowns
And tuxes

Little naked children
Pressed faces against the glass
Eyes wide with question
Mouths agape with wonder

Like me

Little did they know
Whether on 5th Ave
Or Manhattan's East Harlem
Dreams have their reality
Pin pricks and all

Lest we forget
Like the mannequin's destiny
Irony never sleeps


 

 




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Reviewed by Budd Nelson 8/11/2012
Odin
fine imagery and penned to match, i enjoyed this emencely
budd
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/11/2012
I think that I get the irony. Why is it in a land of plenty where desires are so great, so many children still go naked and hungry?

Ron
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 8/11/2012
Ah, reality is our constant reminder of what is real. We can press our faces against the glass,and have our dreams about whatever. But dreams have a tendency to break apart and go away. Not so reality. For the good or for the bad, reality-R-Us. Dreams? Sure. But you can't count on dreams. You can one hundred percent count on reality.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 8/11/2012
Like this Odin, very deeply moving...

Much peace, love and light,

Amber
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