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The Crooked Path

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Come walk the crooked path with me
Chimerical friends we're off to see
Purple-striped cats that howl in the night
Orange glowing eyes reflect firelight
Welcoming us with warm biscuits and tea

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This was written for In Other Words where Patricia has asked us to  
Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word...
chimerical
adj; unreal, imaginary, wildly fanciful,
something that exists only in the imagination
 
Write your own  chimerical story or poem and share it with us!

18 comments:

  1. It would be an amazing path, full of wonder and mystery.

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    1. I think so too! It is sad that we loose our childhood ability to believe in things imagined.

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  2. OK, as long as there is a cat on the path :)

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    1. Definitely! Purple-striped cats, how cool would that be?! :-)

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  3. You paint an interesting picture here. It reminds me of my favourite Poe quote,
    “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” ~ Edgar Allen Poe
    You know he & Twain are my favourite classic American authors. Imagination helps us cope with harsh realities. God gives us this. ~Hugs.

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    1. Imagination is fun, that's why many of us dabble in a bit of fiction writing. This piece was pure imagination in a playful set of mind, and writing it made me smile. Just as you note, there are so many harsh realities of life, we need a means of temporary escape from that now and then. I love the works of Poe and Twain as well, and the quote you cited is wonderful! <3

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  4. You answered this challenge wonderfully. I like it!

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  5. Ooooh, this is marvelous, Josie--BRAVO!! Love the word chimerical, and really like every word--first to last--in your poem :)

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    1. Thank you Stella! At first I thought "What am I going to do with this word?" Then it came to me to just play with it.

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  6. I had no idea what chimerical meant. Your poem is delightful and whimsical, like the word.

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    1. It was a totally new word to me too, Val, and a great one, it seems to fit its definition well. I'm glad you liked the poem, whimsical it is. I can even see the illustration of purple-striped cats in my mind! :-)

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  7. Oh, I want to walk with you on this crooked path. What wonderful things we would see. I wonder if purple striped cats can talk? We need more lyrical and chimerical fantasy to keep us happily sane in an insane world. Thanks for sharing with In Other Words.

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    1. Perhaps if they can serve biscuits and tea, they can also talk, or at least in the magical setting of the woods we can understand them. How often I've wanted to know exactly what one of my cats was thinking! This was a wonderful word to play with, thank you for the opportunity to let my imagination run! :-)

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  8. OH, i'd love to be one of the friends, then we end up having tea. This write is wonderful, perfect for the prompt.

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    1. Thank you so much! I think we all need to take a little fantasy trip now and then, and this curving path looked like the perfect place for it!

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Your comments are always appreciated... they make me smile! :-)