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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Palm Reading



I opened my palms smooth 
To a palm reader on a foggy day  


Who took lines in my palm 
And cast a rough lenient spell on me 


Why did I open my palms 
To a gypsy palm reader in a tent 


On a day that held 
My birth right of passage 


On a day open doors laid bare 
Lack of closure to the spirit world 


I opened my palms wide 
To a palm reader, who cast a spell on me 


But then she missed a line, my struggle strive 
Faint but relevant, she missed my abundance line 

8 comments:

  1. Very well penned, Kodjo. Enjoyed your masterful use of the words. I am sure the reading would have been MUCH different had the gypsy palm reader seen that 'line of abundance.'

    So glad you found the 'revived' vice/versa. To help the site grow, I hope you will also be able to visit others who post over the next day! Thank you, if you are able to do so.

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  2. Kodjo, I like this very much! Especially that the fortune teller missed the line of abundance!

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  3. I've always wanted to do this, for fun but I think it could be disturbing if one got news they didn't want or a line was missed...great write!

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  4. Excellent! And I am glad you escaped the spell! Beware those palm readers. LOL

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  5. missing the struggle line makes he a very bad fortune teller,
    Great piece.

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  6. ...I opened my palms wide
    To a palm reader, who cast a spell on me...

    I like this poem alot! Do you know Ben Okri? Read him?
    This one makes me think how much of life lies in the palms of our hands.

    Very nice.

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  7. Not sure I got this, but you certainly know how to use words :o)

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