Turning To Stone by Lynn White

A lesser man would have been turned to stone
by such a look,
such a dirty look,
disparaging
dismissive,
certainly worthy of a Gorgon,
but I survived it
I’m glad to say
though I still look uneasily
at the stone statues
commemorating the famous and infamous,
the religious idols,
the gargoyles,
devils and pixies
and I wonder,
was it the skill of the unknown carvers,
or was it just a look that did the trick?
Well, we’ll never know.

© 2018 Lynn White

 

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Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. Her poem ‘A Rose For Gaza’ was shortlisted for the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition 2014. This and many other poems have been published in Vagabond Press, Apogee, Firewords, Indie Soleil, Light and Snapdragon. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2018. Find Lynn at: https://lynnwhitepoetry.blogspot.com and https://www.facebook.com/Lynn-White-Poetry-1603675983213077/

 

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