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Making Persuasion

Caster casts the spell
weaving of realities
marks seeing what they will
it's the weave; captivates,
fascinates, mesmerizes.
Turning ordinary, extra-ordinary
natural, super-natural
unreal twisted into mundane
glazed with hopes and dreams
the weave becoming...always becoming
Hooker on the corner casts a spell
gardener in the dirt casts a spell
cop on patrol casting the spell
soccer mom with mini-van weaves
talking head on the tube weaving a spell
preacher at the pulpit casting away...
Weaving a web of our reality
are we all not casting our spells?
How else to explain the phony smile,
the white lie, the public faces,
the feeble words, the shuck and jive...
casting, weaving, making persuasion.


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© Copyright 2003 Daniel James Burt - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 05-09-2003 12:09 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

Well I'm glad that you said it, because otherwise I would have... and I don't know if I could have put it quite so nicely into poetry.  It's definitely true, people accuse others of being persuasive or manipulative just because they happen to be less subtle about it... but everyone, from the police officer to the hooker on the street corner, uses it in some way or other.  

Everybody's just out to satisfy their personal universe... it's why we happen to be persuasive--because we don't like a loss of control.  We like the power to control every aspect of our lives, the roles that others play in it, and the feelings of the general populace towards us... it's nothing immoral, it's all a question of how good you are at causing people to think, or feel, a certain way...

Nicely written, Tramp Poet... thank you as always for contributing to Sanctuary.

Parasite

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

~Percy Bysshe Shelley

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appreciate the insights LP!
thanks for your comments
 
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