Greetings, my digital friends!
I sometimes enjoy writing poetry in a fabricated character’s voice. Much like prose, it’s a fun turn in verse to create someone new while sustaining the first person narrative.
In a perverse sense, it’s fun to fool the reader into thinking it is me (PS Conway) speaking. Poetry is such a unique medium to assume the poet is speaking of themself.
Often we are not.
As my grandmother would have said, for this particular poem, I think we can conclude that this character is a “feckin’ eejit.”
Someone who may have their foolhardy behavior corrected by a not-too-gentle slap upside their head, as she would also say, “just to get their attention.”
And while light-hearted in tone, let’s not lose sight of the larger trend in our electronic society toward apathy. Let’s face it, friends, we are all online waaaaay too much… what else could we be doing to better our lives with all that time?
Perhaps stare into the sun.
As always, please let me know your thoughts and feelings in the Comments Section below. I love to hear from you each week.
-PS Conway ☘️ ☘️ ☘️
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gonna have a long hard stare at the sun
today, probably won’t be too much fun
when my vision fades to black; but common
sense seems to have abandoned me today,
i’m not thinking very clearly right now
so lost in the fluff of a daydream cloud
that wants to shroud the sun, perhaps even
shelter me (albeit meekly) from going blind;
but that darn sun will have its way today
and will not be denied the great gift of
being seen, even if that means i won’t
see again, all my reveries erased by
haughty yellow ostentation that makes
me want to look away, but it takes
too much effort, my eyes are stuck, which sucks,
so guess i’ll just stare at the sun today.
“Sense seems to have abandoned me today…” a mindless state in which I often find myself, a fun poem but very powerful in its meaning,
Ah I know it all too well, meself, PS!! Glad you liked my weird little poem… and saw the deeper issue. (I’ve got a nice dark beauty coming next week)… Cheers 🙏🏻🌹🍷✨😁
I look forward to the darkness!!! 😂
Good morning. Is this a fabricated character, I wonder, or could it be the you that would love to throw caution to me wind. That wild spirit that lurks within, curious about that which is forbidden. Just a thought.
With regards to our online world, it give me access to amazing people who I otherwise would never meet, including Irish poets ☘️
Thank you 🙏 🌞
Good morning, Sandie! Wonderful comment (as always) and so appreciated! As to the narrator’s true identity, I’m afraid that’ll have to remain a mystery left to our collective imaginations, eh? Hehe. Have a wonderful weekend. 🌞🙏🏻🍷🌹✨
Hard stare at life….
Hard stare at sun…
Indeed!! Thank so much, brother. Appreciate you!! ☀️🙏🏻🍷✨
Just replace the sun with the screen and you nailed it Pat! I think we could all use a swift kick in the arse sometimes to “get going and do something”, as my dad always said.
Exactly, Naomi! Sometimes we have to snap ourselves (those we love?) out of these trancelike states, wasting time. Thank you! 🙏🏻🍷🌹✨☀️