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Medicine Show

Updated on January 2, 2014

Medicine Show

by Laura Summerville Reed

I've sold my soul for

Your medicine show

Hoping for some healing

At the end of the road

There’s no break in the road

There’s a break in the wheel

There's a potion of watery excuses

Made of rusted snake charms and axle grease

It's a miracle

The sighted are blind again

The Lame

Can dance to the white noise again

You’re the one that needs redemption

But I’ll keep buying you on time

Salvation’s too expensive

And then we’d have to say good-bye

LSR 2013©


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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Well what a lovely surprise dear Laura - you are one of my all time favorite hub writers here and I know we go back over 2 years now.

      Naturally I have missed you so I am sending you sincere warm wishes and good energy from Colin and his cats Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel and lake erie time ontario canada 7:33pm.

      I love this piece because it conjures up visual imagery in my cinematic mind by using brilliant poetic metaphors.

      As always your writing is unique and comes from that special place in your heart and mind .....

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      lalesu 4 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Hello Wayne Brown! Always the safest place to be when handling ropes, if you ask me. I've never known the middle of a rope to get me into anything but a tangle ;D and thank you so much!

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      Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

      Ah yes...hangin' at end of the rope and tying a knot! Good stuff! ~WB

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      lalesu 4 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      My dear Augustine, if this has your approval then I am indeed happy. Thank you.

      Just Ask Susan, thank you so much!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I agree with A.A., This would make a great song!

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      Augustine A Zavala 4 years ago from Texas


      When reading this, I couldn't help but feel like I was drinking a fine Kentucky bourbon. It lit me up, set me on fire, then settled into a smooth, intoxicating mellowness. A lingering warm that stays with me well after I've read this piece.

      I feel as if I've had my share of watery potion of exuses, but your poetic description let's ne feel better about myself. Thank you for sharing.