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The Magician-- a simile poem

Updated on December 18, 2012
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Justin W. Price, AKA PDXKaraokeGuy, is a freelance writer, blogger, and award-nominated author based out of Juneau, Alaska.

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Like the magician sawing apart

his pretty assistant

with mirrors

and pushing her back together

whole—

pretending to fix

what he pretended

to break—

fooling his willing audience,

is the poet.






all rights reserved. copyright Justin W. Price Dec/15/2011

Thanks for Reading.

PDXKaraokeGuy, also known as Justin W. Price, is an author with Sweatshoppe Publications, which will soon re-release his poetry collection, Digging to China. Additionally, the managing editor at eFiction horror and The New Bridge online newspaper.. Husband to Andrea, father to two dogs. writer.poet.baseball fan. tattooed. He is am amateur theologian with a rabid sweet tooth. He resides in a suburb of Portland, Oregon.He has a poetry book available for Amazon Kindle, and also maintains a blog, FirstBlog. His work has been featured in the Crisis Chronicles, efiction Magazine, The Hellroaring Review, the Bellwether Review, eFiction Humor, and the Rusty Nail. Please visit his profile page for more information. Thanks!

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      Justin W Price 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks so much, Kimmie I appreciate the comment and the visit!

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      Oh my this was soooooo witty! I really loved this Justin! Great job!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Rebecca,

      thank yo0u. I like your interpretation. As for my intent? I never tell :-)

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Breaking things and fixing things.....interesting, I am thinking of heart, soul or spirit here, I may be 'way off, but I like this!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks Audra! I'm glad you enjoyed this!

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      Justin, your poem was simple and sweet :)

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks Savanah. I'm glad you enjoyed this!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks Sonia. I'm pleased you stopped by, Thanks for commenting!

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      savanahl 5 years ago

      Very clever poem. I love the ending. Voting up.

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      sonia05 5 years ago from india

      amazing combination of words with a great ending!! wonderful!!

      voted up!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks for saying so, nikki

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      Nikki Wicked 5 years ago from Louisiana

      interesting concept...

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Howtohandbook and April, thank you so much. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed this!

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      howtohandbook 5 years ago from Riyadh

      Great job! Loved it.

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      April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona

      This is totally awesome, brilliant!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thank you very much Sue!

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi PDX

      Very clever. :-)

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      chris and mathira. Thank you. I had fun with this!

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      chrisam01 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California, USA

      I love how you play with words. Fun read!

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      mathira 5 years ago from chennai

      Good one,PDXKaraokeGuy.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Movie Master, thank you

      Der, I always appreciate your comments. I was actually pretty struck by the similarity of the two professions and wanted to write about it. I also wanted to knock myself down a peg. it was needed :-)

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      PDXKaraokeGuy, What a compact, humorous, provocative summary of a day in the life of a poet! In particular, I love the comparison between the two creative professions which actually have quite a bit in common.

      Thank you for sharing, etc.,

      Derdriu

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very clever, well done and voted up!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thank you Vinaya. I'm glad you enjoyed this!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Really nice.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Very true statement, Racinwa. Thanks for commenting!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      well, an illusion of words, for poets can guise so many things including heartaches and pains through mesmerizing words...

      Sunshine...there's a documentary about the masked magician who revealed the secrets of the magicians...

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      LOL. Ghaelach. That comment made my day. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. I wrote it during a math class, so, at least that two hours wasn't a total waste of time.

      Jen, thanks. i think it speaks to the necessary arrogance of the poet. Kind of a self deprecating and lowering of the pedestal type of poem for myself.

      thank you kashmir.

      always exploring, I don't know. That's an interesting image though :-)

      Janga, thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoyed this. I have always thought that poets were illusionists much like magicians.

      Echoe, I have my own meaning in mind but whatever you got out of it, I'm happy with. if it's way off base of offensive, then I suppose it's my fault :-)

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      echoe0021 5 years ago from Conway, AR

      I liked it. It's took me a minute to understand and still not sure if I fully do, but I have a theory of what you're conveying. Whether it's right or wrong I'm not too concerned with because it makes sense to me. Thank you for this moment.

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      A Ercoli 6 years ago

      Many poets have theorized on the nature of their craft. And many magicians have done the same thing! There is magic in your poems ! Enjoyed it immensely!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hummmm, I wonder if she was ' as thin as a rail ' Ok, so i looked up simile...Cheers..Good one!!

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      A very awesome poem !

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      jenubouka 6 years ago

      Very true, very true PDX.

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      Ghaelach 6 years ago

      Hi PD.

      I read your poem a few times and i do realise it's an illusion, that the magician has done his job and fooled us all but it still looks so damn real.

      Don't let the magician get his hands on you and make you disappear we need our poets here on HP.

      Take care PD.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks Gypsy. They do!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Poetry and magic sort a do go together. I like your new profile pic.

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      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      violet, it's what we do best, really :-). Thanks for reading!

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      VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Poets do have the ability to create illusion. Very well done!

      Voted up!

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      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      eid, thank you very much. i'm glad you enjoyed this, and I hope we can both continue to share for a long long time.

      ang, yes we do-- or, perhaps it is illusions that we make.

      Deborah, thank you very much for your comment and your vote!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      great HUB.. voted up... great poem...

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      Well said. Glad poets are like magicians--we can make magic with our words. Enjoyed it.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      A great hub and here's to so many more to share on here.

      I vote this one up up and away.

      Take care,

      Eddy.

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      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Jim, thanks. You have to go with your gut sometimes. I'm glad you enjoyed this!

      Ardie, thank you!

      Sunshine, now you know :-)

      Thank you pickles. I'm glad this made you think!

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      picklesandrufus 6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      hmmm...got to give this one some thought! vote up!

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I knew that!! Not!! lol

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      Sondra 6 years ago from Neverland

      I love the comparison!! Its perfect :)

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      TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Wow .. 28 words and it'll take a week for them to completely sink in. I'm not a true poet, but I know what feels good, and this feels good.

      Nice work my friend!

      jim

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      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks Sunshine. The answer to your question about how they do the trick is in the poem :-)

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I still want to know how they do that trick!:) Great poem HOTD!Up/Awesome!