The Shuffle

as we wander in the hustle
we get lost in the shuffle
caught in the ebon flow
of how the chaos goes

watching the road curve
into a roundabout folly
take three lefts into the verse
between heart and mind volley

folding the moments back into stack
pushing up the bridge front to back
sorting the order of what suits
clearing the way to the hidden fruits

when we walk the hustle
layered in the shuffle
we can bend the ebon flow
of how the chaos goes


Contributed to Open Link Night with dVerse Poets Pub
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About Carey Rose O'Connell
Consciousness in the language of infinite unity. Speaking words in a heartbeat, capturing passing cloud moments, dreaming in we.

21 Responses to The Shuffle

  1. wonderful wordplay an fun! – all the very best Brian in Scotland.

  2. wolfsrosebud says:

    fun piece… little different than your usual

  3. brian miller says:

    nice rhyme in this…and yes i think the chaos can be controled a bit or at least turned in our favor if we work that walk…smiles….

  4. Really rapper-esque! Want to hear it with a backbeat!

  5. Pat Hatt says:

    Nice rhyme indeed, the cat enjoyed it much. So true, we just take a step back once in a while and slow down, then maybe we can beat that chaos, at least a little bit.

  6. Love that rhythm. And I really like “ebon flow”. Marvelous combination of words.

    Great poetry.

  7. Consider sharing some of your spoken word in my group on Sound Cloud? Pretty please? :) You can find the link in the left bar on my blog! :) Hope to see you there :)

  8. ayala says:

    Nice rhyme going one-love it!

  9. Great rhyme about writing and how the writer makes pertinent choices. Very well done!

  10. the word bar says:

    As writers we can and often do get lost among the words and such..
    this was a fun read and your rhyming was spot on-


  11. Beth Winter says:

    Great wordplay and rhyme, a pleasure to read out loud. Well done :)

  12. beckykilsby says:

    mmm.. can hear your voice resonating through this one.. nice rhythm to explore the shuffle.

  13. this piece is so honed… the ryhme is V well executed… noticeable for its subtle lean
    and your over all thread is excellent and seen thru to the maximum of its own possibility…
    great stuff C ;)

  14. bajanpoet says:

    You’ve been nominated for a Versatile Blogger award on my blog :) Check it out, Rosie –

  15. kez says:

    cool poem love the rhythm to it …and with chaos your right sometimes just work with it …happy 2012 x x x

  16. christi moon says:

    brillaint bit of wordsmythery here Rose! Really enjoyed this — C.

  17. Rick Dale says:

    I love that you don’t fear rhyme, and you make it work without any danger of it being classified as doggerel (as much rhyming poetry gets blamed as being).

  18. ~L says:

    :) loved they way this flowed and rhymed! Great poem;)

  19. Luke Prater says:

    great rhythm and rhyme here you two… couldn’t help noticing stanza two’s deviance from your aabb rhyme-scheme but that’s probably just me being anal again :)

  20. A bit classier than your average hip-hop!

  21. Nice piece! Inspiring!

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