“looking for light”

Written for:  The Twiglets #206 - "looking for light"


looking for light
in all the wrong places


Hey man, I'm lookin'
for a light . . . oh,
and a cigarette.  Can
you help me out?


they look out
window frames an iron sky
glowing logs burn behind them


              A man who always thought himself right
                argued with everybody in sight.
                  When shown proof he was wrong
                he scoffed.  Said they belonged
      with fake news writers who can't see the light.

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I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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11 Responses to “looking for light”

  1. Jael Stevens says:

    I especially like the opening lines, a play on the song, “looking for love…”.

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  2. Jules says:

    Like the reference to looking for love…
    And now to even though so out of favor some still ‘smoke’ (I always thought it odd that the Amish who did not smoke would grow tobacco… but a money crop is a money crop)
    The fire looking out at the sky… a city view for sure.
    And of course I think I know some folks just like that guy in your Limerick!

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    • Thanks so much, Jules. I never knew the Amish grew tobacco.

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      • Jules says:

        “Amish grow tobacco because of MONEY. Believe it or not, Amish people are pretty much the same as you and I. … They don’t just grow tobacco, lots of them smoke it as well. The Amish are the richest people in the area.”

        Ah… I didn’t think they smoked it – maybe not in cigarette form, maybe in pipes though?

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      • Jules says:

        There is much that is fascinating about the Amish and the Mennonites. Some of what is ‘common’ knowledge isn’t really true. What is mostly true is that they are ‘people’ just like most ‘people’. They just don’t use electricity in the same way, and they attempt to shun modernization. Basically don’t believe what the movies tell you. And there is no real Amish Mafia. That’s all fiction. Though there are probably some Amish, just like other people who shouldn’t be trusted, and aren’t as nice as one would like to believe.

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      • I have some Amish-made furniture that has the best workmanship I’ve ever seen.

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      • Jules says:

        I think like any other business folk some are better than others. We had some Amish work on enclosing a porch… and did what we consider a half… well not great job.

        As my FIL used to say: “You get what you pay for and you (also) get what you don’t pay for…” Not that you always need the absolute best… 🙂

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