Magpie Tales #23




Fire water filled that hole
in their hearts
the way chocolate
ignites mine.

Did they drink
to forget that
pale rape
of Eden?

Do I savor
this dark manna
to forget that
I am not here?


What can extinguish
the demons in the water
and the chocolate?
Pull the pin and see.


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Comments

  1. Pull the pin ... indeed. A dark and delicious Magpie!!

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  2. Did they drink
    to forget that
    pale rape
    of Eden?

    Rich, dark and deep

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  3. Dear The Bug,
    I love what you do with these memes and tropes. You just keep going and going, higher and higher, with more range and striking power.

    When that inner voice is talking to you and putting words in your head, outside of anyone else's meme, start writing immediately! You might already be doing this, but if not, I am here to say that You Are Ready.

    Pull the pin,
    Have a great picnic today!
    xo,
    Ann T.

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  4. Cocoa ignitions. My favourite kind. Nice read!

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  5. Mmmmmm....Dark Manna. I bet it comes in gold foil with an ivory and maroon paper wrapper.

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  6. Dear Bug: What happens when we pull the plug? Shall we...:) Got to now! Love chocolate and water...not sure about water...give me just chocolate and milk! This is undoubtedly a French confection? EXcellent! "pale rape of Eden"? Very poetic inference!Is this Biblical? Let's hope so! jANE jONES

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  7. Good for you! Goes down smooth like water for chocolate...

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  8. And now I'm craving some dark chocolate with a hint of chilies.

    www.angiemuresan.com

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  9. What a tasty magpie, I do hope the extinguisher is filled with Chocolate whipped cream ....or mocha... Must have chocolate daily..one of my drugs of choice, with coffee and potato chips...bkm

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  10. This explains why I always use chocolate to help stave off an erupting flare of anger at an editor. I now see it's all connected. Clever, very clever.

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  11. absolutely beautiful poem. the words were 'dark manna,' a glorious gathering of subtle enveloping...I especially loved the second stanza. brilliant.

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  12. Very nicely written, I like it!

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  13. loved your magpie...some very startling imagery and a great close...nicely done!

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  14. Nice piece. Actually, I like my dark chocolate with a glass of red wine! (no pulling of any pins involved, though)

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  15. Pick your poison, huh? Nice connection between the vices of the human race.

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  16. "Fire water", "dark manna" great, wonderful images.

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  17. Helen is right, dark and delicious! I might add dangerous.Nice work poetry Bug!

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  18. Great post! Pull the pin! YOW
    Now I need some hot chocolate laced with cinnamon and chilies

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  19. Okay, i personally LOVED the last line!
    It was the perfect punchline EVER!!!
    All in all, a terrific read!

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  20. wow..left me speechless..nicely done!

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  21. How the heck did I miss this? Powerful stuff. I very much like the short lines and simple language used to such good effect.

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