Let’s suspend disbelief,
hang it like a moon-shaped charm
on a bracelet, ballast for a wrist ’70s style;
silver poodles, stretched glass cats,
beaded birthstones and initials
linked and rattling unlikely music.
***we are trying our hands at Twitter poetry today at dVerse.
About Susan L Daniels
I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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Loved this! Every time I see a trinket bracelet from now on, I’ll wonder whether the wearer is indeed suspending disbelief.
Thank you, Rowan!
ha. love it….rocking a charm bracelet and making music…smiles…
very cool….and great title too….
Thank you, Brian! Had to go for short and sweet today, due to work 😉
very cool what you’re doing with the disbelief… ha…hanging it like a moon-shaped charm
on a bracelet…a good place where it does no harm…ha… i had such a bracelet once…
Hee, hee. My sister did, as well, in the 70s. I wanted one too 😉
A little gem! Love the second line
Fun trip back in time, all in the tight 140 character format. I still have a charm bracelet that I rarely wear because it snags my clothes
Thanks, Victoria! I loved my sister’s bracelet…
Oh I love this! I love how you painted such a video picture and left all clichés out. Nice one Susan!
Thank you, Gretchen!
love the sounds and images. well done.
Oh, thank you!
How extraordinary that we both post a poem that includes the word ‘ballast’ tonight! 🙂
I know, Polly! When I read yours I started snickering. You did not by chance also post a rant on Facebook about the JTTF today, did you?
when it comes to twitter, we more often have to suspend belief
a tweet of a poem
A charming tweet of a poem! Very creative!
Thank you, Di!
Love this, Susan… especially the 2nd stanza. My first dog was a poodle, the love of my life!
Oh, thank you! My first dog was a chocolate standard poodle…she was wonderful.
Mine was white, medium-sized… Buffy was her name.
Aw… Ours was Cocoa.
What a cool image!
Thank you, Mama. Woke up with it.
Flashback! I enjoyed this write, and what a cool inspiration.
That is a wonderful gem of a metaphor that this poem takes up – I wish I’d thought of that! – and framed so exquisitely in two compact stanzas. Beautifully done!
Love this…a great compact poem…
Thank you, Bjorn.
ooh I love the true believers blow away expectations run
free… believe it all can be…
Your words take me there NOW it feels so good and
free to truly bee….
Alive again here with you right NOw!.
Thanks, Katie–you understood this so well!
gorgeous poetry… & now i want to buy a charm bracelet so i can hang disbelief on it too
Aw, thank you, Ruth!
That first tweet rocks! Love the sights and sounds of it.
Everything was believable in the 70s! All the unlikely things blended together into music–that word “unlikely” really jumps out. Very well done!
Nico, thank you! Yes–everything was believable then.
Very nice! I would like to suspend my disbelief for a while, this gave me a great nostalgic feel.
Thank you–I too would like to suspend mine 😉
Witty title and beautiful detail!
The two stanzas are shining gems 🙂
Aw, thank you!
that would be a great beginning to peace! Suspend disbelief!
Yes, Deb, it would.
Oh the freshness of your metaphors! This was so whimsical and affecting. The nostalgia mentioned masked the melancholia lurking just beneath. I loved it.
Gay, thank you! You always make me blush…