Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What do you see ...

What do you see ?
Is it the image you made up ?
Is it darker in that world ?
Is there one but only in your mind ?
For that moment you linger.
Wondering if it sees what is inside.
Every once in a while the view is spectacular.
Like it captured the inner lining.
The not so distant view we used to have.
The world we wish.
Or does it sense the others around us.
The wrinkles that form.
The angles of the line.
The moments of despair.
It exaggerates.
It fills the cracks within.
The tiny spaces that we didn't see.
Before we looked into that world.

~ JC ~
(this is what came to mind
I wrote without edit)

And, Meredith Ann helped a lot with this
Swish of a tail
Sniff of a torti nose
Always into everything

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Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow, you wrote that off the top of your head, unedited? Sure, I write that way too, but it never comes out close to that good!

JC said...

Amy ~ I did post it twice though. I had forgotten to add the link to the other magpie tales. I usually do just write the first things that come to my mind. Sometimes I write down thoughts and words and come back to it but normally I am busy and just do what I first thought of. In this case, I did just that.

I was thinking of an odd mirror that doesn't look like the rest of what you think it should.

Thus, the is it a different world or just the one that it wants you to see or is it what you need to see.

Halloweenish in a way ...

Brian said...

That was terrific!

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

fantastic! And off the top of your head? Could you spare a little for me ? :)

Jacqueline said...

Really beautiful words=you are very talented and I always enjoy your writing, JC!...Kisses to your lovely babies.

Remington said...

That was GREAT!

Reflections said...

The contrasts of photos so often highlight the difference of what we see and what might truly be there if we saw clearly....


Helen said...

I love the fact that you sat and wrote ... without second thought or revision ... very nice!!!

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Lyn said...

It's a good thing our visions keep changing..please keep trusting what comes to your mind..excellent!

Jingle said...

simply fantastic.

Ana said...

"like it captured the inner lining" - well said!

Brian Miller said...

nicely played...i like the play at the end...before we looked into that world...and cared not what we did not see...smiles.

willow said...

Nice. I really like the line "Every once in a while the view is spectacular".

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals