Worthless Words

Lustred jewels and promises draw our eye,
Halt us in our tracks. Spellstopt by words
we foolishly took for wisdom.
They’re no more than paste baubles.
A cheap trick. Yank on the
fraying string and watch
them skittering
down the path
one by
one.

Linking this to The Sunday Muse Blogspot http://thesundaymuse.blogspot.com/ with Carrie’s smoking selection of images and also to d’Verse Poets https://dversepoets.com/2022/06/13/quadrille-154-casting-a-poetic-spell/ where Sanaa is serving tonight’s quadrille challenge to write a poem of exactly 44 words using the word (or form thereof) ‘Spell’.

36 thoughts on “Worthless Words

  1. Gosh this is absolutely mesmerizing! I love; “Spellstopt by words,”.. so creative! Thank you so much for writing to the prompt ❤️❤️

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  2. Yank on the
    fraying string and watch
    them skittering
    down the path

    Love the idea, Marion! One way of looking at it. Many things may not be what they really are. Wonderful form!

    Hank

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