Monday, January 25, 2021

WHICH WAY

It's Quadrille #119 and the word is "way".  Limiting my verbose self to 44 words is always a challenge,  I really must practice being succinct. I may need to explain that the Lone Ranger was a favorite radio show in my childhood.  Submitted to dVerse, January 25, 2021


This way and that way
In and out
Backward and forward
Round about
Befuddled and addled
Struggling to see
Which is the best way
                               To sanity                                  
I once knew the masked man
He was the Lone Ranger
Now I’m confused 
To find he’s a stranger

 


22 comments:

  1. We're all masked now, and strange

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  2. LOL nice one Bev. Thanks for dropping by to read mine

    Much💖love

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  3. Lovely piece Bev - for these maddening times. (I wonder if he's still playing somewhere?).

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    1. Yes he is! I came across him in the wee small hours the other night!

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  4. Well, these days, there are plenty of masks to choose from.

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  5. Whimsical and fun, Beverly but at the same time disorienting just like the sign. We don't know which way is up anymore :(

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  6. Calling Tonto .. calling Tonto!!! He will know. Another fun rhyme which you do so well.

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  7. Your poem and your picture both made me smile! Seems Mask has lost all its stereotypical meanings!

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  8. Lovely poem about the changing nature of people and the self and efforts that go into making sense of it all!

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  9. Some smooth and silky rhyme.

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  10. Awesome poem, Beverly! the ending made me laugh out loud!

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  11. The Lone Ranger didn't wear his mask properly...

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  12. This was excellent: a serious message done with a lighthearted touch. We're all lone rangers at the moment!

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  13. Well written Bev — we’re all masked men and women these days.

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  14. Being an AVID Lone Ranger fan in my youth, I LOVED the end of this! I'm smiling ear to ear! :)

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  15. With everyone behind a mask it's not easy to know any longer.

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  16. Now I’m confused
    To find he’s a stranger

    Yes Bev, all masked up and all appear to be of suspicious characters.

    Hank

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  17. befuddled and addled..what a wonderful sound that makes...and we are!

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  18. A rude awakening, to find the one you thought you knew is a stranger after all. The way to finding that out can sometimes be convoluted. Wonderfully told.

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  19. a very clever shot at todays craziness ... and all done neatly within the word limit!

    Doubt you fit in anyone's box

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  20. Wonderful poem touching on our times these days. Masked strangers everywhere it seems. Although, some we know just can't tell from behind the mask. So confusing.

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