Humpty-Dumpty

humpty dumpty clip art
Interesting how our gods all fall to pieces
when crisis comes knocking at our door.
Life in disarray lies before us
with no way of putting it back together again.
Looking into the eyes of hopelessness
shocks us into reality.
Invincible has no definition in our world;
We all sit on the wall waiting to fall.
Interesting how our gods fall to the floor
When crisis comes knock knocking at our door.

Inspired by a poem I read by Paul Vincent Cannon – Birthed by Silence

Birthed By Silence – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Posting on d’Verse Poets Pub open link night! Frank asked us to put a couplet at the end of our poem. I hope this meets the criterion.

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53 thoughts on “Humpty-Dumpty

  1. Good observation: “We all sit on the wall waiting to fall.” All we need is a crisis to test those gods we thought were invincible.

    I also like the expression on Humpty Dumpty’s face in the psychologist’s office.

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  2. I like the repetition of the first with adjustment to make that final couplet. So much falls and cracks. Let’s hope something new (and better) comes from the tumbling.
    (My grown older daughter still has her beloved Humpty stuffed animal friend. We could never reference the rhyme in front of him.) 😀

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  3. I do love that couplet Dwight, and that the poem sits in that place of tension where nothing seems good (irrespective of any possible outcome to the contrary) you capture the feeling of the grief of forced change so well, the plight of hopelessness.

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  4. How the idols with clay feet crumple before a rider of the Apocalypse! Love the repetition of the first two lines as your closing couplet. But I especially love these:

    “Invincible has no definition in our world;
    We all sit on the wall waiting to fall.”

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  5. I appreciate your creative take on our current state of upheaval.
    “Life in disarray lies before us
    with no way of putting it back together again.”
    I hope we choose to take what was good from our past and leave what wasn’t serving us.

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