so cliché

They put me on a pedestal–
or did I do this to myself?

I win them over with winged words.

One by one.

Until all eggs are in my basket,
all balls are in my court,
and mine is the only opinion
that matters at all.

I twisted their words
until paranoia fell from the sky
like cats and dogs,
and I turned their heads
so every sows’ ear
looked just like a silk purse.

From the frying pan,
they willingly threw themselves
into the fire,
and lifted my burning soul
onto a place of worship.

A glass box–
protecting an idol with clay feet.

A glass house on a pedestal.

Hindsight shows me where I went wrong,
and I see how far I have to fall…

and still, I throw stones.

NanoPoblano, NaBloPoMo


Only Day 6 and I’m already using emergency filler posts?  I have an excuse, actually:

Today I didn’t feel like writing something new.

Hey, I didn’t say it was a good excuse.  I hope you enjoyed this “something old”.

What’s your favorite (or least favorite) cliché?


  1. I can’t think of any cliché sayings that bother me that much, but I find it so cliché when in scary films the killer is clearly dead then either miraculously vanishes by the time the protagonist brings someone else to see the body, or they roar to life when the protagonist goes to check if they’re alive. I don’t like scary movies though because I scare easily😁

    A phrase I hear from time to time that’s always bothered me is “Monday week” because I’m never quite sure what it means (apparently the Monday after next according to Google).

    Also “at the back of (hour)” because to me if could either mean before the hour or after the hour😕

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  2. My very least favorite cliche of all time is, “great minds think alike.” Because, give me a break, to be a great thinker you have to have original thought. So whenever I hear that phrase, I always respond, “no, average minds do.” But, I’ve not put even a dent in the thought pattern of the people who use the phrase by my response, so I’ve started turning towards just being internally revolted… shoot, looks like I’m working myself up again.

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  3. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones? I can’t say it is a most or least favorits. I will just say to call out hypocrisy for what it is. No excuse needed. Love you.

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  4. Hmm, my favorite to dislike, “Tis better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all”. Both suck…yeah you get some lessons (if you’re open to them) if you have a heartbreak. But not allowing love into your life or simply not having it is a lose as well.

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  5. ‘A blind man would be pleased to see it’ irritates me. As does most of the others listed here. I like it when I hear a saying I haven’t heard before, family sayings or regional catch phrases, but then, I guess that stops them from being cliché!

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