In a Creative Fashion

In a creative fashion I was cutting film with knives
By the road to a location that was littered with beehives.
’Twas a scene from the Inferno (what I’m telling you is true),
With a backdrop that was bursting into flame—or was that you?
Bystanders taking pictures to upload to Instagram
Watched in admiration as the river reached the dam
And pulverized the concrete to a billion little bits,
And then continued onward with neither starts nor fits.
It’s time to end this story, it’s getting much too long,
And turning into something besides a simple song.
You’ve read this far with pleasure (at least I hope that’s true),
But now I’ll take my leisure and say goodbye to you!

Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #226
More Poetry Pantry #489 at Poets United

Posted on August 11, 2019, in light verse, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Definitely read with much pleasure!

  2. Yes, i read with pleasure too, the lovely rhythm and rhyme.

  3. Pleasantly destructive…like a tale you remember as much happier than it was.

  4. Creative fashion indeed! love it!

  5. A fun read, the rhyme and rhythm.

  6. Such a delightful read! ❤️

  7. Nice. Of course I enjoyed reading this one. You always have such good humor.

  8. The rhythm is so enthralling, that one can almost miss the devastation… almost.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      What’s life without a little devastation? 🙂

      On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 12:45 PM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  9. Nicely rhymed – and what a dramatic scene!

  10. Loved it!

  11. hmm as I was reading all I could imagine was the water rising as people were so busy taking Instagram photos they didn’t realize they were about to be swallowed whole by a disaster. It could just be me though seeing something deeper than the enticing words convey.

  12. You have such a knack for story telling through poem song, like a bard!

  13. You continually show us how important humor is in writing. Often we tend to forget that it is an entertainment for readers who are catered for in so many ways.

  14. Ok, now I am singing the goodbye song from “The Sound of Music”. Adieu.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I had actually ended one of the drafts with adieu, and then rewrote it, because I didn’t want “The Sound of Music” ringing and ringing and ringing in my readers’ ears! 🙂

      On Sun, Aug 18, 2019 at 1:48 PM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


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