On a page in the book of light

Where there is nothing to remember

No illuminated manuscript

No intimated insurance

In the spaces of cast-off phrases

For order and disease

Play the delicate game

As the approaching powdery gloom

On a sentiment of mercy

Rains innocent petals

Just a time for prayer

And at the very last moment

You could blow your nose.


Written for Poetry Jam

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16 Responses to Unexpected

  1. brian miller says:

    ha. i hope i have a tissue…or there is a bathroom nearby then…
    it is just the time for prayer…i guess always is
    because you never really know what is coming next…

  2. Sumana Roy says:

    ouch ! what an unexpected last line… 🙂

  3. Mary says:

    Alan, I will tell you that I credit your last line with being the most ‘unexpected’ ending I have seen today. Smiles. Anything can happen when one reads from the book of light.

  4. Gabriella says:

    I too was blown away (pun intended) by your closing line, Alan!

  5. peggygoetz says:

    Yes Alan I think your poem with its last line is a great example of the unexpected! I like your idea of the book of light as well.

  6. Gillena Cox says:

    luv he image of light juxtaposed with the mystrey of the unknown, have a nice Wednesday

    much love…

  7. arathi says:

    beautiful lines Alan..:))

  8. Rallentanda says:

    Ha …the last line was unexpected!

  9. Sara v says:

    Alan, you made me laugh out loud! Love how you chose to write about in the unexpected. 🙂

  10. arushiahuja says:

    Haha… The unexpected last line… Amazing!

  11. Mrs Minerva says:

    That last line was completely unexpected, Alan. Your poem is to me a very creative take on the prompt!

  12. jo-hanna says:

    after a bout of relief-giving crying perhaps?

  13. Umang says:

    What a powerful ending, indeed! The last line has made a powerful impact of unexpected. Well penned!

  14. Wendy Bourke says:

    That unexpected last line pinned against that beautifully sketched poem – perfect . . . and funny, to boot. An excellent take on the prompt, Alan.

  15. I enjoyed especially the play on “the book of light” and “illuminated manuscript”. Nice poem!

  16. djtsmith says:

    Must have been the powdery gloom…

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