Mind Games

In all honesty
I expected something
but life has shown
(once again)
I ought not to
have at all.

I am the shadow of love
where once, I was its
sparkle in her eyes


Nothing is lost

she was not who
I thought she was

Just the figment of a yearning
that simply played games
in my mind.


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The promt is the photograph and the thoughts we take from it. At first I thought she was wearing a fake beard *rolls eyes* until I enlarged the picture to discover it’s a bow around her neck. Apparently her husband (the photographer) liked to play with shadows and light.

Shared with Magpie Tales #96
Poetry Pantry #80

Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

24 thoughts on “Mind Games”

  1. Greetings: Excellent Blog.

    Happy Happy New Year.

    Best Wishes for the year of 2012…

    Your contribution is always welcome!

    Lots of blessings and cheers sending your way.

    See you soon.


  2. Incredible work,
    Happy Holidays….
    if you write Haiku, welcome sharing with us,
    1 to 3 or more are welcome.
    no theme.
    Hope to see you in,

  3. Oddly, I can’t see if I commented on your poem or not. The preceding comments are not visible to me. I appreciate how you handled this picture; but it truly was not a picture that I had anything to write about. Oh well. You pulled it off wonderfully.

  4. Your poem is great and the pic is strange, it looks like a hair piece on the shadow’s head.

  5. a mind game! awesome…
    what do we need when we have all the things by mind trap. ah, that’s my interpretation.. but your writing hide so many interpretation depends on various perspective. 🙂

  6. I say with George Gershwin:”It ain’t nessessaryly so … and now I’ll have a wee glas of wine, I think …:) Love, cat,

  7. I love your (asides) mind games indeed…never pays to expect..it staves off disappointment..happy holidays to you should we not pass prompts again..thank you for all your support and continued readership..Jae x

  8. awwww we have a similar poem today! lol!!!!
    yes, we tend to deceive ourselves sometimes. I think it is from wanting the dream so much, so badly, sort of like we project it onto the other.
    There’s this quote I love about liking the potential more so than what is, hmmm so I have learned to look first, happy Monday!

  9. Hate mind games, wish they make truthful claims and none of this mind game crap. Oops didn’t mean to sound like a bitter chap..haha

  10. Love the title. Gives clue to the tale about to be told, of self-deception and wishes gone awry. Pleasingly constructed, too!

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