I am committed to writing a post every day for three months! I have skipped one day so far and I am determined that today will not be another (I hate that feeling of guilt, even with the string of excuses I have ready.)
So initially, today’s post was meant to be a How To Write a Villanelle post (coming to you soon) but I couldn’t find a Villanelle that I had created, so I wanted to write a new one but I got all wrapped up in church and ish.
Anyway, to avoid waking up tomorrow feeling guilty…I am posting a poem I wrote a while back. It was created as a result of a poetry prompt – we (my fellow poets and I) were encouraged to write a poem about something without naming it and see if the subject could be guessed.
Here’s mine, let me know if you can guess what/who it is!
Disney did you a great injustice
Made you orange slashed with white stripes, the youngest
Not strong enough to swim against the tide
I came before you, so I’m to be your guide.
Your mouth shaped in an O, blowing bubbles
Drowning in struggles
You shouldn’t even have been aware of yet.
O sweet child – lesson one: Avoid the fishing net!
If there is a void and you see no one around
Make a run for it, bury your head in the ground.
Lesson two – a tap water filled bowl
Faces peering, nose pressed against glass, a scowl.
Yet you, already you plaster a black smile across your face
You want to set your own pace.
A hook slipped through my spine
Squirming, I know I have to let go in time,
But not so soon as this,
Surrounded by sharks and brutes with fists
Surely it will go remiss
If I do.