Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Three Word Wednesday- Kaleidoscope

Prompts:Intentional, adjective: deliberate, calculated, conscious, intended, planned, meant, studied, knowing, willful, purposeful, purposive, done on purpose, premeditated, preplanned, preconceived.

Kaleidoscopic, adjective: multicolored, many-colored, multicolor, many-hued, variegated, particolored, varicolored, psychedelic, rainbow, polychromatic, ever-changing, changeable, shifting, fluid, protean, variable, inconstant, fluctuating, unpredictable, impermanent.

Lacerate, verb: cut (open), gash, slash, tear, rip, rend, shred; score, scratch, scrape, graze; wound, injure, hurt.


Intentional lacerations
By words and deeds
Create a confused world
Of kaleidoscopic images
Filtering oddly in our brains
What we know to be true
Becomes distorted warped
We try to fight the images
The words, the deeds
From sifting, and turning
Overlaying our minds
With images too wrong
To be real
We strive to stand grounded
In a world gone wrong
We fight back against 
The images
And find a way to survive
©Sheilagh Lee May 31, 2017


  1. One traumatic incident or even childhood fears can affect our minds for years.

  2. Powerful poem Sheilagh - we must always try our best to survive

  3. 'Intentional lacerations
    By words and deeds'
    Sometimes, words hurt more than deeds, no?
    I like the way it ends on a positive note.

  4. That's what life is about- learning,experience & survival.
    Have a great weekend, Sheilagh!