time to think about it

we
obey
mindless dance
captivated
puppets cued by fancy advertising
glossy pages attractive perfection
airbrushed flawless
cue despair
body
plump
we
follow
random cues
studio lights
yammering prophets seek higher ratings
live feed draws those left without any hope
sappy soundtrack
violin
music
cued

The d’Verse prompt is Cue over at the Poetry Pub where the pool tables are hot and the drinks cold.

Author’s note: This quadrille is written as a Double-Double Tetractys: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1 with a total of 80 syllables.

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Fifty-six signed the document

in
July
Hancock used
goose feather quill
signed Declaration of Independence
Benjamin Franklin all hang together
scratch of feathers
patriots
defied
King

Prompt at d’Verse Poets is to come fly with me. This poem popped into my head.

Tetractys, a poetic form invented by Ray Stebbing, consists of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20). Tetractys can be written with more than one verse, but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count. Tetractys can also be reversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.