Sunday, February 19, 2012

Psychedelic Superman


    It’s been a long day on the
    road to evolution

    The bad guys don’t take bank holidays
    and phone booths are  scarce

    Superman is tired;
    he no longer knows how to save us

    In a world of titanium and silicon
    even speeding bullets get left behind

    What’s your kryptonite?

Image by epic mahogany

This writing prompt is provided by Tess Kincaid.  Go to The Mag to read the gang's responses.

I thought of Kryptonite by Three Doors Down; click on it if you you'd like to listen.

54 comments:

  1. nice..great song...and i dont know if even superman could save us now...just saying...smiles....

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    1. lol, maybe be need Wonder Woman! just saying...:o)

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  2. oooh, love the theme here (got a thing for Superman and kryptonite, as you know!)Very clever.I imagine even Superman would have a hard time keeping up with this world we live in!

    "I took a walk around the world to
    Ease my troubled mind
    I left my body lying somewhere
    In the sands of time"
    Going to have this running through my head the rest of the night!!

    Good write, Mary!!

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    1. Ginny I didn't remember you had a 'thing' for Superman, lol. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy your ear worm tonight!

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  3. What’s your kryptonite? ? good question....nice, Mary :)

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    1. Thank you Ayala...everyone has something, don't they?

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  4. Well superman could go round and round the earth and take us back in time, preventing all of this.

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  5. Oh, yes, I agree with Pat. Besides, when Superman was all-powerful, I was young and healthy. LOL
    What's my kryptonite? Oooh, good question. I think I'd have to say fast cars.
    K

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  6. Heheh - I could use a few turns of the clock counter-clockwise too, come to think of it! Thanks for reading Kay!

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  7. I love this, Mary. How clever of you to tie the phone booth to Superman... and the kryptonite question... I'll have to get back with you on that one.

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  8. Superman and Dr. Who! This isn't the American version of The Doctor is it? Good take on the prompt!

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    1. Heehee - The Doctor is my fav actually :o) And thanks!

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  9. I like your take here other...I would have to say books, those are my pulsing green rock!

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    1. Thanks you. Books are one of my weaknesses too. :o)

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  10. Wish superman could save us....nice one.

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  11. LOL! Delightful poem!

    And thanks for your fun contributions to my Limerick-Offs!

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  12. What a great response to the prompt,Mary:)

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    1. Thanks Brigid - good to 'see' you again!

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  13. Ahh...the *real* face of Superman.........
    ;)

    Mimi
    Collage Pirate

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  14. You made me smile with this natty offering! :)

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    1. Thanks - your's made me literally laugh out loud!

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  15. Superman? Times up...let's see...Wonderwoman?..but the guys in congress may have a hissy fit!
    Poetry is a good way to be saved!!

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    1. lol, thanks Lyn! I would place more faith in poetry than politicians any day! :o)

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  16. I like this part best:

    "Superman is tired;
    he no longer knows how to save us."

    I have a feeling even he would have a hard time doing that these days...

    "/

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    1. Yea, it gets harder all the time. Thank you Sue.

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  17. Great take on the prompt Mary; wisdom in your words. Had to turn off the video at the cockroach part though..as Brian would say..."Just sayin".

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    1. Hahaha - maybe I should have just done the song w/o the video part. Thanks Ann!

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  18. Speeding bullets can't keep up with the pace of the world. This made
    Me think about our accelerated evolution- fuelled by then Internet/globalisation/modernity- as four our kryptonite? Eventually I think it will be us.

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  19. Sorry for poor spelling- my fingers are too fat for my phone

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    1. No apology needed. Thanks - replying from a phone is really above and beyond!

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  20. How very ironic that kryptonite is so very green and it is the greenness of the earth that is disappearing before our eyes. My modern day response for your poem is to send it on a cruise. Isn't that our trendy cure for everything? I loved your response, Mary. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Linda! Good observation about the green.

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  21. What's my kryptonite? I'm going to ponder that question all day long. Whatever it is, I'm glad it still works.

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  22. Love love love this Mary!!! So true and thought provoking....progress has a price. :-)

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  23. A fabulous write - and setting our minds a thinking....my kryptonite? My guitar and songs.....

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  24. Superman steps into the phone booth; dismayed to find his uniform is missing... :-)

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  25. love superman....and superlady...nicely done and thanks for sharing your words

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    1. Thank you Wayne! I'm happy to share, I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.

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  26. Makes me want to shout "SHAZAM" Wait a minute . . wasn't that Captain Marvel?
    Loved it.
    (And I'm not even a robot)

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    1. lol, SHAZAM! Thanks Doctor! and I never doubted your humanity - sorry that blogger does :o(

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  27. "Superman is tired."

    He IS, isn't he?

    I like what you did with this.

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    1. I think he's exhausted Kat! Thank you!

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  28. Nice story from the picture. Let's hope the God of the New Age turns up soon.

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    1. Thank you Tigerbright - lol, the NAG, yes! Sorry I didn't see your comment sooner.

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  29. Love the Superman reference...nice write!

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