The Price of Magic

Day 26 of Na/GloPoWriMo 2019 is day to write a poem that uses repetition as it’s device.  I think maybe that’s something that I don’t do a lot of in my writing.  The leaders of this poetry session declare this as a way of sealing in a reader’s interest.  I suppose song lyrics support that premise.  Then I think of the thousands of years of successful poetry that doesn’t use this and suddenly, I’m okay with my poems again.  .. Just sayin’

Kontucci Magical Forest & Park  - 萬事如意 Wànshìrúyì – "May all your wishes be fulfilled

The Price of Magic
by Michael Romani

Some things are trite and trivial
Other things seem best in serial
When these things bear repeating
However deep in their seating
We find ourselves baring that repeating
Knowing all our time is simply fleeting
Every use of magic has its price
Used magic has its price
Regardless of device
Every use of magic has its price

There in the essence of every incantation
Properly influencing every recitation
There in every word of every utterance
Whether dashed in fancy or in governance
We find ourselves baring that repeating
Knowing all our time is simply fleeting
Every use of magic has its price
Used magic has its price
Regardless of device
Every use of magic has its price

In every bit of human interaction
There lies a base need for satisfaction
Be it one of parliamentary parlance
Or the heart's desire for true romance
We find ourselves baring that repeating
Knowing all of our time is simply fleeting
Every use of magic has its price
Used magic has its price
Regardless of device
Every use of magic has its price

Life's cocktail carries the kick of complexity
Played out best doubled handed with dexterity
But in the end we find the die is cast
In knowing that even magic doesn't last
We find ourselves baring that repeating
Knowing all of our time is simply fleeting
Every use of magic has its price
Used magic has its price
Regardless of device
Every use of magic has its price

(c)  April 26, 2019  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

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