dVerse — Jacquline Hurlbert, Artist — fashioned friend

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Content With My Delusions- J.Hurlbert

 

fashioned friend
astray from anguish
poisoned by passion,
etched with existentialism,
malaise from malevolence,
pained by paternalism,
notched by narcissism,
carved by charisma,
regressed from rejection
erased by exploitation
bruised by braying banter
degraded with dirty deeds

i leapt —

hurtled

f

r

e

e

f

a

l

l

red puddle
clingy tar
pile of twigs

from blood and darkness,
a whispering shadow:

fear no more.”

pulling myself together
a few spare parts left
with them i fashioned a friend

 

Tonight is Linda’s first official host as part of the dVerse team.  Linda has asked us to create a poem that is inspired by one of the selected art pieces done by Jacquline Hurlbert.

Inspired by Jacquline Hurlbert’s artwork titled, “Content with my Delusions”

43 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow! This is amazing, Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you liked it ❤

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  2. Nice assonance and alliteration

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Larry. I thought of doing an alphabet of them but thought it would be too much (even though I’m sure I could have come up with 26 of them).

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  3. Wow Jade. I love this and the title is perfect!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Linda.

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  4. I think that forming your own friend is sometimes the only way to salvation…

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  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice line: “carved by charisma”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Frank!

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  6. That last stanza could almost work on its own as a piece. Something really clicks in those three lines.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Carol, thank you for reading and for your comment.

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  7. This is a powerful poem, I especially like your last 3 lines.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dr. Grimes, for reading and commenting.

      Like

  8. Sadje says:

    Amazing poem!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, dear.

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      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure!

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  9. Kathy Reed says:

    Nicely done. I love how you describe the struggle of the soul we all have within ourselves.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kathy.

      Like

  10. Gillena Cox says:

    omg, all that dread, a leap a fall and a resurrected hope. Gorgeous!!!

    much love…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Gillena, for reading and commenting.

      Like

  11. merrildsmith says:

    I also think those last three lines could be a poem. This is wonderful description of giving in–and then leaping to find there’s more to life (like making a friend). 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Merril, I appreciate your take on the poem 🙂

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome! 🙂

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  12. Truedessa says:

    Sometimes the greatest friend is oneself. He/she knows you better than anyone, broken pieces and all.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Truedessa, thank you very much for your insight here.

      Like

  13. memadtwo says:

    This is great–so many layers of self and other. Which is exactly true. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very much appreciated, Kerfe 🙂

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  14. Grace says:

    I so admire the creative process of creating from whatever parts was left. It can be an empowering experience.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, yes. Your comment is appreciated.

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  15. rothpoetry says:

    Sometimes we need an imaginary friend to make it through times like these! Nicely done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight, thank you.

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  16. calmkate says:

    Wow really love this, you got as creative as Jackie!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol thanks Kate, I appreciate you saying that.

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      1. calmkate says:

        my pleasure, really enjoyed it!

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  17. BRAVO! Beautiful – Show don’t tell. Loved the way you reflected the tar baby motif! Thanks so much – poem envy rampant!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christine thank you so much and very happy you enjoyed the poem ❤

      Like

  18. lynn__ says:

    The fragmentation, free fall, and fashioned friend are simply…fabulous!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lynn, thank you for your comment, glad you liked it 🙂

      Like

  19. robtkistner says:

    Wonderful interpretation of Jacquline’s art. Well written Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rob, thanks. Her art does evoke imagery!

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  20. lifelessons says:

    Loved this. Very originall.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Judy.

      Like

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