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I never say d’oh, I say duh,

a three-syllable derision

of my own blunder.  Holding myself

up to this ideal woman-

child who should have known

better the intricate rules

of this fairytale I’ve landed in.

My grandson spies a tower

of the Romanesque church and declares

a princess and a dragon live there.

He’s not yet three, he can declare

what is true

with all the evidence he has gathered.

His fierce light blazing its way

across my own ridiculous beliefs

that I have defended

at the cost of my life.

And the world I have prepared

for him keeps ancient trees safe

only in parks; the others have stood

watch for centuries but

one single greedy man

could destroy them.

The forests were so far

beyond my ken

my kin in ways I fumble

except in dreams.  I know then

as now prompts a tickle

of a glimmer

of the cracks in this story.

The light shines through

and I can no longer ignore

what doesn’t fit in my knowledge.

I know nothing, d’oh,

a snowflake melting into

the drifts thinking

I am powerful and wise

in that instant

before I dissolve

back into the unity

we are always.

Written for Stream of Consciousness Saturday’s prompt: dough/d’oh

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

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