Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille #151 - static
(posted by Mish)

"As an adjective, the word “static” offers you…

“a lack of movement, animation, or progression”

“showing little change”

“producing an effect of repose or quiescence”

“standing or fixed in one place”

“of a weight force, or pressure acting but causing no movement”

“noting or pertaining to atmospheric electricity interfering with radar, radio, the sending and receiving of wireless messages”

The word “static” originates from the Greek word “Statlike” (to bring to standstill or a state of no movement). You can use derivatives such as statical, statically, electrostatic or create an original hyphenation. Dabble with the effects of static in space, physics, nature, relationships, society or yourself, with whatever definition you choose.

In childhood game
called Statues,
we moved about 
in any fashion we liked 
someone called ‘Freeze!’
Instantly, we had to
become static as
a statue.  We were
frozen, afraid to
blink.  Who could
hold out the longest?
Not me.  I was too

About purplepeninportland

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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21 Responses to Statues

  1. lynn__ says:

    I remember that game! Yes, I would wobble 😀


  2. Mish says:

    Now that was a fun game that I remember well. Thanks for taking me back!


  3. Thanks for the smiles remembering the game! 😊


  4. VJ says:

    Lol. I remember it being impossible to stay still


  5. I remember this game! What a great way to describe static. ❤


  6. This took me back! Great memories ☺️


  7. I play this with my 7-yr-old – it’s hard to keep my balance!



  8. I don’t remember ever playing that… but i don’t think I would have been any good at it.

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  9. Kathleen says:

    I had forgotten all about that fun game ! Thanks for the memory.

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