13 January 2013

Death Plays

 
They live for “Sudden
Death” playoffs in sports, games and
television shows—

Reinvent Gothic
death fantasies for costume
balls with pale faces—

Spurn death from Goth Clubs
and Playoffs when it’s too real
and uninvited.
 
 
 
 
Posted for Haiku Heights #204 - Death.  And again for "Sunday, January 20, 2013 Poetry Pantry - #133.
 
 
 
Copyright © 2013 S.L.Chast


 


12 comments:

Hannah said...

Gothic feeling indeed only made real and present. Nicely, Susan!

wabisabipoet said...

Ah to be young again when death didn't exist......I recall those days. We were invincible!

Brian Miller said...

ha...i was rather an original goth...before it was called goth...all black...and before vampires became commercialized...named the cat i dissected in anatomy htaed...yes i was a troubled youth...hehe...there were some fun football games this weekend as well..smiles.

Reading Pleasure said...

Wonderful

Jolly said...

A lighthearted look at death!

eof777 said...

Interesting subject... I wonder about those Gothic games... ;-)
Eliz

Satya Rekha Ramaswamy said...

Death cn be simple!!!

Kendall Thorman said...

I like your take on the prompt word. Nicely done.

Mary said...

I am not familiar with these Gothic games.

Willow said...

Shocking, powerful, scary. Good advice, "Spurn death from Goth Clubs..."

Karen said...

Too real, indeed! Do you suppose "they" (read. "we") think that by playing at death, we can take away it's mystery?

whistlingninja said...

spurning death- yes, a fabulous irony!
(looks like I got here just in time - before this post is killed off too!)