Let’s suspend disbelief

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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50 Responses to Let’s suspend disbelief

  1. Rowan Taw says:

    Loved this! Every time I see a trinket bracelet from now on, I’ll wonder whether the wearer is indeed suspending disbelief.

  2. brian miller says:

    ha. love it….rocking a charm bracelet and making music…smiles…
    very cool….and great title too….

  3. claudia says:

    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…

  4. welshstream says:

    A little gem! Love the second line

  5. 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

  6. Oh I love this! I love how you painted such a video picture and left all clichés out. Nice one Susan!

  7. LaTonya says:

    love the sounds and images. well done.

  8. How extraordinary that we both post a poem that includes the word ‘ballast’ tonight! 🙂

  9. zongrik says:

    when it comes to twitter, we more often have to suspend belief

    a tweet of a poem

  10. A charming tweet of a poem! Very creative!

  11. Laurie Kolp says:

    Love this, Susan… especially the 2nd stanza. My first dog was a poodle, the love of my life!

  12. Mama Zen says:

    What a cool image!

  13. bostonpoetry says:

    Flashback! I enjoyed this write, and what a cool inspiration.

  14. 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!

  15. Love this…a great compact poem…

  16. 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!.

  17. Ruth says:

    gorgeous poetry… & now i want to buy a charm bracelet so i can hang disbelief on it too

  18. Maggie Grace says:

    That first tweet rocks! Love the sights and sounds of it.

  19. nico says:

    Everything was believable in the 70s! All the unlikely things blended together into music–that word “unlikely” really jumps out. Very well done!

  20. Very nice! I would like to suspend my disbelief for a while, this gave me a great nostalgic feel.

  21. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    Witty title and beautiful detail!

  22. marousia says:

    The two stanzas are shining gems 🙂

  23. that would be a great beginning to peace! Suspend disbelief!

  24. Gay says:

    Oh the freshness of your metaphors! This was so whimsical and affecting. The nostalgia mentioned masked the melancholia lurking just beneath. I loved it.

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