Sunday, June 8

Rewind

Sometimes a  switch will flick and it sends
you into overdrive; I recognise the
warning signs of a mechanism which
has lost control, as needles oscillate
and register maximum overload.

Unplug wires; reverse polarity
until currents flow unhindered again,
and a temporary peace is achieved.

But still you'll wind me up and reel me in,
with no thought of my deflated spinning
mind, or damaged resolutions inside
my bruised components as the tape replays
an old story, instead of recording
a better history for the future.

Written for Tess and The Mag 223,  
and linked to IGWRT'S Open Link Monday

29 comments:

  1. I loved the analogy within this. There is always someone who knows how to press those buttons isn't there? Or don't care what effect they have. Clever write.

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  2. This is delicious. Seeing the outside, even hearing words and opinions without listening can't possible tell the story taking place inside. What a ride!

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  3. Ingeniously inventive; well done.

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  4. yep we keep on repeating the old story don't we?......x

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  5. You have used the image in a most ingenious, creative way ... love it Penny!!

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  6. It’s control over the off switch we need.
    Repeating the same old tired spinning is what wears you out.

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  7. I love what you did with the image and it suits your words perfectly!

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  8. I never met a four (met-a-phor) I didn't like, but yours are especially good, Jinks!

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  9. Nice metaphor for being played!

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  10. You've got it taped, Jinksy!

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  11. Great take on the mag prompt!

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  12. There are always those button pushers. I am traveling to see family at the end of the week and they certainly know which buttons to press. Great take on the photo!

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  13. A clever take on the tape! Well done, Jinksy.

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  14. All of the whitty comments I wanted to make have been made already, so I'll sum up my thoughts in one word - brilliant!

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  15. Wow Jinksy , you really brought this one to life ! Ha ha

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  16. A reeling goodness throughout, especially enjoyed your dazzling photo.

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  17. Wow..that's a beautiful poem..enjoyed it :)

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  18. wind me up and reel me in... perfect ~

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  19. Ah wow, what an emotional insight. Previous to the third stanza I could already feel the tangling of this mind. Thank you for sharing!!

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  20. Clever, wonderful take on the prompt.

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  21. Poetry and technology can be awesome bedfellows in the hands of a master craftsman it seems. I loved the playfulness of this one. I think I will go back or another go at it...great job!

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  22. "I recognize the warning signs" .. that is half the battle but still sometimes not enough.

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  23. So much truth in your play of words here Jinksy!! :-)

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  24. Clever write Jinksy...I enjoyed this!

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  25. What a cleverly curious, and mindful reeling you designed for us too!

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