dVerse — Quadrille 161 — Monster

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Tracks tell our tales,
bits, clues of worlds,
endless intersects,
maps through time;
fossilized, covered,
interred crimes
unearthed, stinking,
weepy confessions
nobody wants to hear.
Yet, in ink’s cloy one’s
morbid shadow peers,
an uncalled lurid alliance
never dared spoken for
amygdalic animal fear.

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Merril is today’s host for dVerse’ Quadrille Monday.  Merril says:
44 words that include the word track

46 Comments Add yours

  1. merrildsmith says:

    Oh, you’re so right about all those tracks, and fear is so strong.
    Thank you!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re welcome.

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  2. I love how the poem keeps track in a concrete form too with that long listing and a runaway meter

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Laura. Glad you like it and appreciate the feedback on it.

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  3. First of all that REM song was once one of my favorites… love the way you describe the intricate tales leading to where we are.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy you are very familiar with that song 🙂 Thank you very much and glad you like the poem.

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  4. Very clever use of amygdala, Li! Quite a chilling thought. So well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Punam, thank you very much!

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  5. Gillena Cox says:

    “Yet, in ink’s cloy” this phrase is dynamite.

    Happy Monday

    Much❤love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gillena, thank you! 🙂

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  6. Carol anne says:

    You said it Li, so well! I absolutely loved this poem! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Carol Anne, thank you ❤

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  7. rogblog666 says:

    that’s the second song of the day i had forgotten from my younger days. great poem

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    1. msjadeli says:

      REM gets to the nitty gritty of things and in such a skillful way. Thanks, Rog!

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  8. Rob Kistner says:

    Fabulous 44 Lisa, and killer concrete shape! Wonderfully written my friend.🙂✌🏼❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rob, Thank You!

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  9. Jim says:

    Lisa, I like your “animal fear” tale. I’m sure a lot of us have a few of those “interred crimes.” Thank good not many and nothing very serious of mine got “unearthed.”
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL Jim don’t say too much or big brother will be digging up your back yard 😉

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  10. Love how you spun this, the images and descriptions have me ready for some spooky Halloween flicks, now!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Good! Thanks, Tricia!

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      1. My pleasure! 🎃

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  11. memadtwo says:

    We leave clues everywhere…(k)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes we do 🙂

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  12. s.s. says:

    “Yet, in ink’s cloy one’s
    morbid shadow peers”

    Wow! Beautiful!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sangeetha!

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  13. Sadje says:

    Oh so well written Li. 👌🏼

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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  14. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Love the REM song!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s a good’n! I think Monster is an underrated REM album. Lots of good stuff on it.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        If you remember…it’s my number 1 REM album…It’s the one that is loud and brash…it’s close to the Replacements style.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Oops, oh wow, no I did not remember that Monster was your favorite REM album. I won’t forget now.

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  15. kim881 says:

    Excellent use of layout/form to emphasise the tracks, Lisa, and the alliteration of the first line sets the tone for the rest of the poem. I love the phrases ‘endless intersects’, ‘interred crimes’ and ‘in ink’s cloy one’s / morbid shadow peers’. You’ve definitely plumbed he depths of my ‘amygdalic animal fear’.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Kim!

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  16. You layout is superb, Lisa. I immediately had the illusion of tracks. Love this!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Colleen!

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  17. lillian says:

    Chilling shape; chilling words. Getting ready for halloween with this one!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Lillian. October is Halloween month for me.

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  18. sdtp33 says:

    Lovely flow to this, Lisa…and thanks for amygdalic, I had to look it up! JIM

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, JIM.

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  19. Mish says:

    Gorgeous descriptions of those skeletons in the closet. This made me stop in my own tracks….” stinking, weepy confessions nobody wants to hear”. Delightful, creepy but oh you speaketh the truth.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Mish, many thanks, and I love your comment.

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