Cheap Tricks

A Poem By KatieSara // 7/15/2010

Ladders, mirrors
A black
Cat
Watch the rabbit
Come out of the hat
Magic, luck, it's all the same
Gullible minds are its favorite prey
Pick a card, any card
Doesn't matter, isn't hard
To see that it's short-lived amusement
A moment of wonder, thrill, confusion
Until you learn how the trick is done
And your bubble of enchantment
Pops.
Gone.

Comments

I loved this!  The quick,

I loved this!  The quick, fast-paced rhythm was perfect to compliment the message of the poem, and the end:

And your bubble of enchantment

Pops.

Gone.

was by far the best part.  Well done!

Mary | Thu, 07/15/2010

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Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!

Woah!

Nice! You pulled that off smooth!

I am Nate-Dude | Fri, 07/16/2010

Nate-Dude

Mary: Thank you! That's my

Mary: Thank you! That's my favorite part too. ^_^

Nate: Haha thanks. :)

KatieSara | Fri, 07/16/2010

Katie:-)

"Are all humans like this? So much bigger on the inside?"
-Idris/TARDIS

I love :-D

I love :-D

Erin | Fri, 07/16/2010

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

This is great!! I just

This is great!! I just recently saw a magician myself, with a friend. She knew how most of the tricks were done, but I just sat there in amazement...this poem really captures that whole picture. Great job!

LoriAnn | Sat, 07/17/2010

I liked how you incorporated

I liked how you incorporated some of the typical banter a magician will use during his shows..."pick a card, any card"...this is a very well-executed poem!

Heather | Sun, 07/18/2010

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And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

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