We move about …
barely recognizable phantasm – illusionary spectrums.
We come upon a border where day dream and night dream blend together.
we pass through … Beyond life’s existence, perhaps …
Bright lights and black abysses combine mythological imaginings …
and truth. Raw experiences of life’s brutal passages midst temporaneous moments, the falling petals of life’s blissful sensations.
Woe be it then, to come upon this merging of selves.
Imagination, Thy tune be well played … As in the heavens so onto nether reaches.
Shall our voice be heard for that which becomes valued most …sweetness and caresses, those learned impassioned fingerprints smudged among frozen moments of time; although shared not lightly, introspective to perception.
Should we concern ourselves with the causation of sharing? Fearful lest there be understanding come at last into the mirage of our being, the root of perceived existence?
Traveling through endless corridors of life’s gained wisdom, do we admit defeat just prior to endgame or become empowered by eternity’s solution?
And do we deny the existence and ownership of the key to our individual, self imposed cage of containment – those rigidly manufactured, maintained and re-enforced bars of willful ignorance – so that no answers are required?
Yes, we do.
~ Penny L Howe, 2014
I’m frequently asked why I write what I write. Mostly, I write to inspire, motivate and inform, but every now and then, the Muse of “The Penny That I Am” gets hold of me and then I write for myself. This piece was written of a moment, where the need of creative thought formed this composition. I’m hopeful there was some small understanding and at least a bit of pleasure derived in the reading.
16 thoughts on “Shadow’s Simulacrum – The Enclosure Of Our Cage!”
Nice to see when the fave neighb muse comes out.
Have a great holiday weekend!
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
Hi RoSy! Thank you. I hope you’re having an excellent holiday weekend. Filled with lots of fun for you and family and some relaxation for you too! 🙂 xo
So much talent in one house…love the words P. I want to live in your fantasy world please. xx
Thank you Mr. SteJ. You are too kind. But I do appreciate my share of the compliment, and I wish we all could! xx
This is deeply introspective, and I enjoyed the read, Penny!
Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed this one, it was a bit of a thought provoker, for me (the subject matter). we have a holiday weekend here and I hope you’ve been making the most of it! Having lots of fun – that is! 🙂
You have a knack for touching the heart, Penny… keep it up ! 🙂
And if I may express again, you are a sweetheart, absolutely, as you know just what to say to brighten my day. 🙂
And why not– you always do mine !!! 🙂
Indeed a good inspirational thought 🙂 Penny, I enjoy the flow of your writing
Thank you Yoshiko. I very much appreciate your words. Most often I write in a lighter format, so it is a pleasure for me to just be myself with my words and thoughts with creative expression. 🙂
Welcome, Penny 🙂 I enjoy your lighter format style of writing. Continue to be yourself in your creativity 🙂 even I am being myself also in my creativity expression
A great post Penny, and it got me thinking about some of your older posts, ones about the muse etc. Over a year ago, possibly nearer two (ten years of blogging can do that to someone 😉 ) you created a post about your muse, how you come up with ideas, with drawings etc. If you fancied a Throwback Thursday this week, maybe show some of your newer readers what it is that spawns these ideas for the awesome posts.
I think seeing Penny’s mind at work would fascinate a fair few of them.
Another post showing how awesome the mind of Penny comes out with these poems. I like the way it is telling of a journey through your mind.
Thank you Alastair. I have it all figured out. Part of me resides in fantasyland and the other part of me resides here in this dimension. So whenever I need ideas or inspiration, I just refer to the side that lives in fantasyland and a wellspring of ideas come forth! And I’m not sure I’m joking when I say this! LOL, I could refer to it in scientific terms (or science fiction terms) but I think it’s a distinct possibility. Again my thanks for your generous compliments, dear friend. 🙂 xo
I think fantasyland appears in all of us, but only a few know it and embrace it.
Personally I think you are an alien put on this planet to share your thoughts with us 😉 😛 😆