Houdini Telephoned Slurring Mirage


Bootleg fear.
Plashy mook.

Technicolor Necronomicon!

Hellebore face slurring.
Dead summoning yap superstitious.

Charismatic beliefs mirage!

Houdini polonaise rerun.
Houdini telephone swelling.

The abramelin oval creased the 4th wall.

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42 thoughts on “Houdini Telephoned Slurring Mirage

    1. Thank you Tony.

      I try to do what’s best to show the readers in cryptic of what’s happening around us and our privacy. Our government is like Houdini, magic is the best tool to keep us humans distracted at every turn.

  1. I telephoned the hemorrhoids of Robert Frost when I was young.
    A cranky old woman answered the phone and informed me
    that Robert didn’t take calls from strangers.
    I picture you with your pockets stuffed with colorful leaves.
    Going downtown and offering strangers a choice between a
    dollar bill or a spectacular leaf.

    1. By far one of the best comments.

      The choice of dollar bill & spectacular leaf, the perfect metaphor and reference of ‘The Matrix’ movie.

      Thus, strangers give strange gifts to those who want to know the truth.

  2. “A smile obtuse
    through superstitious peepers,
    tempting me
    to corrode
    your ill song.”

    My favorite part. ❤

  3. Wow! This is fantastic, by far my most favourite one from you, I don’t know how you do it, but you have a particular style of writing that’s unique and it’s awesome 👏

  4. I love coming home from work and seeing a new post from you. 😛 Great poem! Houdini was all about escape. In fact, he used to bill himself as “the escape artist.” He’d travel all over Europe, America, the Far East, and he would perform these fantastic feats in which he would lock himself in a chest or something and somehow manage to break free within an inch of his life. He was a real daredevil, a true magician. Your use of his name, plus the allusions to religion and mythology, make me think about faith and how people often use it to “escape” or seek comfort in times of trouble and despair. With all the craziness going on in the world right now, the references make perfect sense. Excellent work, my friend. This is definitely one of my favorites. 🙂

    1. Great observation.

      Not only was Houdini the greatest escape artist of all time. But, our own governments can become the greatest con magicians of all time.
      Religion factors a big rule in our society. Religion does have it’s place with good faith and yes, people finding the comfort level of hope. While others use religion as a tool to corrupt the weak and defenseless. It’s up to use humans to make ourselves aware and see the cruelty that takes place right in our face.

      Glad you enjoyed this poem. 🙂

      1. I agree. It’s not just a satire to Houdini but to this world. You have painted the picture perfectly through your words. There’s so much conformity and bigotry around.. sigh

  5. That title!

    I love how I felt I could follow and make sense out of a lot of what you posted. I still need to look up some words. I may be totally wrong – but are you talking about how people idol and follow religion and mysteries that can’t be explained.
    Please tell me if I am not anywhere close.

    Always a pleasure to read your work, my friend 🙂

    1. To answer your question.

      Yes. Also, Houdini being the greatest artist of all time. He inspires so much.
      All governments use Houdini’s method to distract us from what’s happening right now. Religion becoming a commercial product, hence viewers listen to the preachers. Outside danger lurks. Magic, being the governments tool as to present the masses the fun filled emptiness & numbness of consumerism.

      Metaphorically speaking of course.

      You understood this poem a lot. 🙂

      So happy you see through my cryptic message. 🙂

            1. Tell your husband yes, tremendously influence by a lot of cyber punk/sci.

              William Gibson is a hero. Arthur C Clarke, Bruce Sterling, Neal Stephenson, & Thomas Pynchon.

              I’m so happy and glad you both read it. I have a big smile on my face.

              Be sure you give a big hug to your husband for me. 🙂 Bless you both. 🙂

  6. Again so thankful you explained more back in comments here Charlie… 🙂 you are also a great escape artist, in that sometimes your meanings escape me.. In the nicest possible of ways… You get my grey matter ticking until it hurts.. 🙂 LOL…. Not a bad thing at my age.. 🙂

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