The Magician and The Illusion

February 7, 2020 at 11:24 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, magic, Poetry, Romance) ()

The Magician and The Illusion

The magician ended up with a black eye 
His illusion went astray
The audience saw right through him 
and one patron let him know there’s Hell to pay

But his loyal and sexy assistant remains at his side
Offering him arms of comfort
As at the back of a wagon they hitch a ride

And next to them the old carnival barker sits
His bark definitely worse than his bite
And this circus must plain hit the road out of people’s sight 

The road to Oz was much like this 
Behind the curtain lay smoke and mirrors 
But Kansas whirlwinds and melting witches 
Led to the worst of a wizard’s fears 

Sometimes magic acts fall apart 
Sometimes the illusion will not hold 
But when it does and grips a land
dark history will unfold

-A poem written by Christopher
Friday February 7th


  1. George F. said,

    I’m learning it’s all smoke and mirrors…awareness is overrated. It just pisses you off.

  2. annieasksyou said,

    As hard as it is, we can’t stop trying to pull back the curtain— to save ourselves and others.

    I’m a nonviolent person, but I can still think of a long list of people hurting others who deserve a black eye.

  3. David Redpath said,

    It would appear
    the thin veneer
    of civilisation
    is but an allusion
    The magic is undone
    but us carny folk
    can find consolation
    in the back of the wagon
    If the wheels are a-rockin’
    don’t come a-knockin 😎

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, I wouldn’t have minded rockin’ away with Barbara Stanwyck myself back in the day. 😎

  4. David Redpath said,

    “Barbara even had my wick upstanding!”
    ~ Golden Oscar

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      It was an Academy Award winning performance.

      And Uncle Ernie was tearfully singing in the background, “My candle burnt out long before the legend ever did…”

      • David Redpath said,

        One of Uncle Ernie’s favourite
        shower time songs 🚿 We often
        hear him singing …

        “🎶 Hello Norma
        without your jeans … 🎶”

        Heaven knows what he gets up to
        in there?! As there’s always plenty
        of steam, but he never seems to
        come out clean? 🤔

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        And I imagine neither do the shower room tiles underneath the shower head for whatever reason. 💦

  5. David Redpath said,

    Uncle Ernie seems to always drop the
    soap there, so it must be quite clean🤔

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      I wonder how many times Uncle Ernie dropped the soap when he worked as Salvador Dali’s model?👨🏻‍🎨

  6. David Redpath said,

    Last Christmas I gave Uncle Ernie
    a Goat Soap on a Rope. He didn’t
    want a bar of it. He said it defeats
    that purpose of dropping it in the
    first place. But, the idea of being
    butted by a goat whilst in the
    shower, with a bar of soap, did
    intrigue him. The silly old goat 😎

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      They really should invite Uncle Ernie to the next statue of Baphomet unveiling.

      That might finally cure today’s youth of their desire to become satanists.

  7. David Redpath said,

    As it happens, Baphomet is an old
    drinking buddy of Uncle Ernie’s.
    They would meet up at the Knights
    Templar Bar & Grill in Soho for a
    night out on the town. Turns out
    Uncle Ernie has a soft spot for
    deities that swing both ways.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      No doubt inspired those lyrics about “London swings like a pendulum do…”

      • David Redpath said,

        As it happens, Roger Miller, the
        Country & Western singer, was a
        regular at the Knights Templar Bar
        & Grill whenever he was in England.
        Uncle Ernie was the inspiration for
        his first big hit;

        “🎶Just sittin’ around drinkin’
        with the rest of the guys
        Six rounds bought,
        and I bought five
        And I spent the groceries
        and half the rent
        Like fourteen dollars and twenty-seven cents
        Dang me, dang me
        They oughta take a rope
        and hang Uncle Ernie.
        High from the highest tree
        He would buy a drink for me?🎶”
        (the original lyrics)

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Is there any truth to the rumour that Uncle Ernie calls his little thing-a-ma-jig by the code name “Broom”?

        Thus explaining the real meaning of those lyrics
        “Two hours of pushing broom
        buys an 8 by 12 four-bit room”?

      • David Redpath said,

        Well, now that you mention it.
        Roger Miller’s original song title
        was ‘Ernie, Queen of the Road”.
        But the 1960’s weren’t actually all
        that swinging, all references to
        Uncle Ernie were sadly dropped.
        But it was the inspiration for the
        Australian movie, ‘The Adventures
        of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’.
        With Terence Stamp playing the
        role of Uncle Ernie. It made millions.
        But Uncle Ernie didn’t get a cent!

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        How unfortunate for poor Uncle Ernie.

      • David Redpath said,

        🎶Don’t cry for Uncle Ernie
        … he’s a drug dealer 🎶

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Very sad that song never made it into the Madonna movie version of Evita. 😎

      • David Redpath said,

        She even could of stuck the original
        Uncle Ernie lyrics ;

        “🎶 It would seem
        I’m just a seller of dreams
        The dope smoking rope
        dressed up as a street walker
        wearing a plastic tiara
        With nothing but a push up bra
        under my faux fur coat 🎶”

        But enough about Uncle Ernie.
        Babylon Ho has just informed me
        that the last batch of top secret
        emails she hacked from Xi Jinping’s
        private computer, before defecting to
        Taiwan, were all regarding a certain
        ‘Operation Tequila’ scheduled for
        September this year. Apparently,
        when the Ministry of State Security
        realised the secrecy around this
        clandestine operation had been
        compromised, they did a bungled
        premature launch (they hadn’t yet
        developed a vaccine for either virus)
        whilst doing a trial dry run at a wet
        market in Wuhan.
        Everyone knows that you down a
        Corona after a shot of Tequila! But
        thankfully it was the weaker Corona
        that got spilt … so to speak.
        Baby Ho was keeping this intel up her
        sleeve, thinking she still had several
        months to use it as leverage against
        the Communist Mainland regime.
        The September release of the Tequila
        virus was to happen in L. A. (where it
        would’ve no doubt spread the fastest).
        giving it enough time to cause
        maximum carnage before the U.S.
        2020 Presidential elections. As
        revenge for the recent trade war,
        the already prepared and stockpiled
        vaccine would be then offered only
        to a Democrat administration, and on
        certain terms. The Corona was only to
        be released, as a chaser, a coup de
        grâce in case Trump still managed to
        win … And God save us all 🙏

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        There is much skullduggery going on.

        A corona virus, a tequila virus and a bad case of worms.

      • David Redpath said,

        Yes, about that …
        We’ve been giving Uncle Ernie the pills,
        but he just keeps on scratching? 🤔

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        It’s the neverending itch to accompany the neverending story. 😎

  8. Kritika said,

    The last para is a hit. 🙏👌

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