Survey the scene
Brokenness and jagged edges abound
Distorted and mottled faces
Jettisoned from their world
When it was split in two
Now they’re piled in a dysfunctional heap
Some are upside down
Help them first

Pick the least injured ones
Make them hold hands in a square
Now segregate
And leave the boring ones for last
It’s hard to find a place for them
They blend in with the crowd

Give orders
This one grabs a leg
That one links elbows
Keep compacting the crowd
Use the cliques to your advantage
No one leaves the square when you’re done

Be careful
Some will lie to you
They’ll say they belong together
Don’t be deceived
Take a closer look

Compact some more
Trial and error time
Just don’t force them too close
You don’t want them any more broken than they already are
Eighteen left
Make them fit the mold

It’s simple peer pressure
Each one gets easier to convince
Until they are all involved in this game of Twister
Not a single one remains on the outskirts

Everyone is plugged in
They form a perfect picture


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Morning
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 00:02:53

    reflective write, smiles.



  2. Bob
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 13:38:24

    None of us wants to be more broken than we already are, avoiding major impacts could help but that could also be very boring. This one generates many questions to ponder.


  3. Laura Maria
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 14:09:30

    Such stirring words! Reading this (as great things always do) puts me in a writing mood. Thanks so much for sharing this!!


  4. zitazee
    Nov 25, 2011 @ 03:32:49

    Very eerie and interesting. I somehow can relate. Great job. 🙂


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