What are we
If not a band of gypsies
A ragtag parade
Of patchwork serenades
And I, the minstrel
In reverberating strains
Building chorus from chaos
And bridges from pain
What are we
If not a tribe of jesters
A knick knack collage
Of midnight sabotage
And I, in makeup
Performing for the stars
Stealing laughter from disaster
With a silicon heart
You never cease to amaze me with your writing ability.
Thank you Lydia! I am still waiting for that day when you can see it all coming 🙂
This is amazing…you have away with words…:)
Thank you so much! And thank you for taking time to come visit. I hope to see you back soon!
Amazing as always VW, so much said in such simple words, so many ways to read it, I love it.
Thank you, Jadedheart. Glad to see you 🙂
VW, I have to echo others here – this poem is “amazing” – and perfect! And to return a compliment you gave to me today, you are likewise one of the best poets I’ve read – here on WP and in other poetry groups through the years. You are a master poet!
It is hard for me to accept such grand compliments, but I’ve tried arguing with you before and it hasn’t gotten me anywhere yet, so I suppose I must just blush and say “thank you”. You are very kind to me 🙂
Another great poem, VW 🙂 It’s super!!
Thank you, Autumn! 🙂
Oh we are all that and more…beautiful
i want to dedicate a quote i read to this amazing creative piece
“Verse is not written, it is bled;
Out of the poet’s abstract head.
Words drip the poem on the page;
Out of his grief, delight and rage.”
Oh that is just lovely! Thank you!
That was a great read VW! Lovely post! 😀
Thank you very much, Eve 🙂
I just don’t know how you do it, but you can really play out the words to for beauty!
You are too kind to me, Deb 🙂
Your words are amazing… so much so, I reread it several times.
*Building chorus from chaos
And bridges from pain*
You have so much talent. ♥
Thank you, bipolarmuse. I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
Seriously, rhymes like these:
“A knick knack collage
Of midnight sabotage”
So creative and you really do master rhythm in language to the fullest.
I am flattered by your kindness! Thank you!
Brilliant as ever. Your poetry is always better each time I read it. xx
That gives me hope, Willow! 🙂
Thank you, Ben 🙂
Lets dance on with each other as jesters defying with laughter any and all disasters! Yes, let us sing and dance and parade and perform cartwheels of defiance against disaster!
We sound like a limber troop indeed! Thank you granbee
Great work VW, you have such a gift of crafting beauty out of pain…what a way with words! 🙂
Thank you very much!
Your poetic genius really shines through on this one.
Thank you so much for your kind words!
These would be world-class song lyrics! Wonderful work!!!
If you will sing it I will give you the rights 🙂
Building chorus from chaos…
You know something about chaos theory, I see, where the interactions of unpredictable motions and happenstance within chaos lead to order…or, in this case, chorus, song, a patchwork of serenades.
May we all be gypsies and jesters
Performing for the stars!
Thank you once again for a thoughtful response. You should never assume any intelligence on my part–I’m sure most anything that looks planned is probably luck at best 😉