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Kaleidoscope Reality

by Rula Shin


The dull echoes reverberate in my skull
Like a cosmic game of ping pong
Bursts of kaleidoscope thoughts bounce
Scattering visions of color, an ordered chaos

Moments unlived wail against the wind
Bedlam observes order with uncertainty
Opining on the necessary arrangement
Myriad realities whispering
Kaleidoscope reflections, paradoxical
Logically absurd

04/20/2004

Posted on 09/03/2006
Copyright © 2021 Rula Shin

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Angela Nuzzo on 09/03/06 at 04:38 AM

I love this line: "Moments unlived wail against the wind." It brings a shudder.

Posted by Tony Young on 09/05/06 at 07:38 AM

The kaleidoscope enjoyed again in your wonderfull words Rula. "Logically absurd" and excellent...

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 09/06/06 at 01:11 PM

Very reflective of my own life, like looking into that coloured tube and turning it round and round...easily makes one dizzy. Ordered chaos for sure!

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 09/08/06 at 01:57 PM

This little piece of your depicts the world we live in, within as well without, a world of chaos but subject to laws, existing on different levels, meaning differently on different layers, reflecting what is seen and reflected, fractured in space and time, fracturing us into many pieces. There is one who does see this bedlam helplessly, realizing this kaleidoscopic reality, the producer of this brilliant piece.

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 09/10/06 at 01:31 PM

Very thought provoking- loved the entire piece- especially the last 2 lines. Great work!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 09/11/06 at 04:04 AM

I love rereading this. Every line is a rich message.

Posted by Maria Terezia Ferencz on 09/11/06 at 07:59 AM

To me this shines in colors of regret and could have beens. Thoughts we all struggle with. The human condition in color.

Posted by Cristy M. on 01/06/07 at 05:41 PM

it's been a long time since i've been in your digs and, especially for this one, i'm really glad i stopped by.

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 06/17/08 at 01:41 PM

I enjoyed this poem Rula....CharMin

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 06/06/10 at 12:13 PM

there is much to glean from this poem, beyond the sheer creativity and elegance, there is also this notion that if I were a piano these words would be tinkling o'er me like Duke Ellington.

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