Thursday, April 16, 2015

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THE FOLLY WHICH DESPAIR BUILT
He built his mansions,
By the light of a thousand suns;
His work done, he sighed aloud;
He, resting now on a cloud;

He’s looking down, "i see you guys";
There are the turtles, under my skies;
Still homelessness wears cardboards;
Aye aye ye captains sitting starboard;

LOL, the folly of despair, laughter cannot bear.
© gillena cox




Written for
Poems In April POEM OF DAY FIFTEEN
History Is Twistery: The Folly


Wikipedia defines it as "...a building constructed primarily for decoration, but either suggesting through its appearance some other purpose, or merely appearing to be so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments or the class of building to which it belongs."
THE CHALLENGE:...to build a Folly

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

12 comments:

  1. Smiles and not smiles, Gillena. :) , ')
    There will always be captains of their ships and wearers of cardboard.
    Nice rhyme too.
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    1. Thanks for your appreciation
      Jim

      Much love...

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  2. Ah,. I guess afterwards its all gone to cardboards..

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Bjorn

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  3. I like the way you liken the cardboard to that of a turtle shell, Gillena and the POV you begin in...nice!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Hannah

      Much love...

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  4. Hey Gillena--ah I feel a very disappointed creator here-- so difficult to understand the ways of the universe. Thanks. K .

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    1. thanks for dropping in to read mine K

      much love...

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  5. Sad poem from the outside, but perhaps having such a vision could keep someone home- and hope-less in a kind of bliss.

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    1. thank you for your appreciation Susan

      much love...

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  6. Yes, we must be a great disappointment.

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    1. thank you for your appreciation Rosemary

      much love...

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