Friday, September 30, 2011

Toys Asunder

Drawn and Edited by: Randy Sturridge

Rapid descent unmasking tyrants

Boys of darkness cackle irrelevance

Pin cushions, broken dolls erase

Child play, on sunny fun filled days

Shadows deep with purple thick heat

Strengthening evil as all the good recedes

Cloaked in corners, drones of dirt

Mismanaged jigsaw, cork torn skirts

Thunder claps lightning, spider lit sky

Shrieking pointed ringing, heaven and hell collide

Swirl of grandiose masterful plans

Holding so close dangling mortals in hand

Psycho lured dwelling that emboss the weak

Raise them by flesh to rip apart and cleave

Randy Sturridge 


Fred said...

Randy- easily one of my favorites, so many good things going on in here. I love rhyme, but more over love internal rhyme- and you kill it here in that regard. But your including many enjambed moments is a great touch that always forces a reader to go back and read the lines more than once, placing them through multiple filters in the process. Really a wonderful write- thanks.

P.s. yeah I did get a bit of a spike the past few days, didn't notice till a few minutes ago as I've been pretty much offline past 2 days- only been checking twitter through Ipad app- but then lost wifi so- but anyhow, thanks- I'm assuming the spike came from the StumbleUpon, in which case if that was you- I really appreciate it- Thanks again.

Randy Sturridge said...


ha...I knew you would like this one. In going to your blog I notice that you really get enthralled in the abstract writings that hold meaning but it must be logically deducted and if done appropriately may take a few times to do. Glad I was able to extend my arsenal with one such as this.

Stumbleupon...Yes sir. I was skeptical initially as the return was low for myself when I began testing it's usuability for my content...however with the ability to choose your niche areas of interest....and very focused topics you are able to stumble and sites with content that is exactly what you are interested in...With that you like the pages and just reshare them for like individuals and as a result build A nice group of individuals of like minded subject fever and it really begins to pick up steam. As of now I have 95 followers and all are specific to poetry, writing, digital editing, love, and a few others.

The way in which to capitalize on the service is one that only helps everyone as well. Your site for instead has the main feed and has a static page for each post....All you do is share all your static pages individually (the time consuming portion ) choose a topic, write a little summary and submit it and it will be a discovery within your profile.

At that point you can then share your discoveries to your followers and what they generally do is like your page (making it one of their favorites that links to your site from their bookmark) and also reshare it all of their followers.

For the two poems I submitted for you I was able to secure approximately 112 hits just by people enjoying your poem, liking it on stumble upon and then sharing it to their followers on stumble upon and it all goes back to your site for traffic genereation....It really is quite interesting and a wonderful way to network.

Do check it out if you get a chance...I get at least 200 visits a day just from this source alone, which I must say is pretty impressive as when I started I was receiving next to nil for it.