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Monday, 30 June 2014

PATIENCE . . . BE PATIENT. . . . WHILST YOU PLAY PATIENCE

Magpie Tales 

strikes again

This week Tess Kincade sets our topic for MAG226

Is this just a game of Clock Patience? 
. . . . . or is this not quite as it seems?

A Game of Patience, 1937, Meredith Frampton


She plays out her cards, yet the key aces are not there, 
and she does not know where she can find them. 
Her eyes lack fulfilment and reveal a look of sorrow,
for destiny has dealt her such a lonely hand.

Alone she sits in contemplation, 
willing a daydream;
craving excitement, desiring adventure, 
wanting a connection with someone's soul.
A man in her life who can challenge her,
make her come alive and make her feel like a woman.
A man who can satisfy all the secret longings of her heart,
A man she can find only in her dreams.

She sees him in her mind and wishes he were real, 
She can see him whenever she wants.
He is standing right now not far from her
. . . . .  the King of the pack, embedded in her soul.



56 comments:

  1. At least he is in her head
    Or maybe she needs a rubber room instead
    If she can hear what he said
    May need to strap her to a bed
    Or they have pills for that
    At least that's what they tell the cat lol

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    1. Yes he sure is in her head
      He is quite easily lead
      So he has to tread with care
      And procced with caution to her lair.
      But he finds she plays bridge
      And wants a partner - his privilege!

      lol

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  2. Yes, the aces in a deck of cards are so often not there. Well written, by the way.

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    1. Not many get the aces but often the cards are promoted - thanks Berowne

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  3. A very good companion to your previous post Eddie. A very interesting painting too!

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  4. I've read several responses to this challenge and your words fit the mood of this picture the best. Nicely done.

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    1. Thanks Stephen - but there are some really good poets out there :)

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  5. She needs to get out there to find him then........ as he won't just appear from now where!
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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    1. Thank you big sister!!
      Yes she need to get off he derrier and do just that!! :)
      Luv Eddie x

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  6. she sits in contemplation,
    willing a daydream

    How well this expresses the 'feel' of the painting. You're more of a poet than you give yourself credit for...

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    1. Thank you Pen.
      this is most encouaging - I shall try to build on it . . . . :)

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  7. Yes this reminds me of my effort Eddie, shows how evocative this painting is.

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    1. Thanks Cait - we must think alike but I love the way you write . . . :)

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  8. Interesting take. Feel her lack of fulfillment.

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    1. Thank you Theresa - I hope you get some aces in life . . . . :)

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  9. Do we get to dance again??
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. But of course we can, you very fine lady. Please take my hand and I shall have great pleasure escourting you to the ball. As many dances as you might like but remember you are playing Clock Patience and beware when the clock strikes twelve. But don't worry if you lose that glass slipper . . . your Prince Charming has the other one . . . .

      Great to see you here so early, Linda, refreshed no doubt from your weekend at the cottage. :)

      Eddie :o) . . . . . Not sure what it is but if you dare send it then I dare receive it!! LOL

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  10. i liked you insight and the way you linked it to the other side of the picture...clever.

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    1. Thank you Kay . . . and did you enjoy the ballroom and music ?

      Thank you for the visit and of course I liked your work as I have already said :)

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  11. Her and me both!! Hopefully her hand will hold some aces! Great poem!

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  12. What a romantic old devil you are!
    Nice to meet you, Eddie Bluelights.

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    1. hahaha! Well thank you Friko and nice of you to say so.
      Very pleased to meet you ~ Eddie

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  13. Ah yes, you are right. Not is as it seems, as she is hiding her aces! All of them! Don't even think she'll share even a bite of either apple!

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    1. Yes . . . .I never trust a lady who is holding all the aces!! . . . . . . lol
      Nice to see you ~ Eddie

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  14. Nicely done Eddie, enjoyed the revelation of her wants and needs. Well written.

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  15. How sad and solitary to hang her hope on just a dream. Nicely captured Magpie.

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    1. Yes but that is what I felt about her situation . . . . if I'm wrong she might tell me . . . . :)

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  16. What a romantic you are! My daughter-in-law was a paramedic in Florida before moving to Colorado with my son. Now she runs an ambulance service in Denver while finalising her nursing degree. I have the utmost awe and respect for you all in this service. I'm sure you've touched many lives then and now. Cheers

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    1. Thank you Shers
      Yes I enjoyed my ambulance days and all credit to your daughter for her wonderul career in the service.
      We cannot but help being touched by peoples' lives, situations and xperiences in this job and it is all the more rewarding for it. It is very much a people job. Cheers ~ Eddie

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  17. Hi Eddie - lovely expression of being patient ... I suspect she doesn't want to play or be patient .. but lost in time here in the painting ... forever true ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Guess you could be right Hilary . . . thanks . . . . :)

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  18. I like how you lead us into her being, her longings, the man who can read her, too bad just in her head :)

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  19. The lady simply must get out more. This is excellent!

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    1. Thank Belva - so the next hen party you attend why not invite her! . . . lol
      Nice to see you ~ Eddie

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  20. Oh my! What a cracking last line. Lucky Lady, too!

    Eddie - apologies for visiting here late. - I thought I had covered all my visits via MT. Glad I checked again though!

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    1. Thanks Helena - glad to see you and thanks for your kind comment :)

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  21. A romantic poem even if it is all in her head
    at least she can dream...

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    1. Thank you Truedessa . . . . .but she should get off her butt and find someone . . . . . :)

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  22. Wow! Just wow! :)
    "A man she can find only in her dreams." Cannot agree more! :)

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    1. Thanks Sun Bloom . . . . we, or some of us, do exist in reality you know!! . . . . LOL

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  23. A perfect real man for a woman must still be in the making. :D

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    1. We are all perfect . . . . says he ducking!!! . . . . LOL
      Thanks for the comments. I hope a perfect ACE comes your way . . . . :)

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  24. Eddie, you make me believe 'He is standing right now not far from her' ~ feel your enthusiasm! great! thanks!

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    1. Thanks Humbird - very encouraged by your comment ~ Eddie :)

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    1. Hi Freya! . . . a woman ALWAYS gets the man she wants . . . lol
      Thanks ~ Eddie

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  26. Hi Eddie
    Loved your take on this Magpie prompt ... particularly 'wanting a connection with someone's soul'. Hope she finds her man.
    Very well written.

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    1. Thank you Mary . . . . I really feel sorry for her and wish I could help . . . lol

      I see you have posted . . . on my way to see your poem ~ Eddie

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