Poetry Prompt #323 – PLAYING FAVORITES #6
from POETIC BLOOMINGS
“Playing Favorites” is as simple as choosing a favorite poet/poem (world famous or just famous in our own little garden) and picking a line or title of one of their poems and using it as an inspiration for your new piece. Incorporate the line/title into your poem (remembering to credit the source and poet always).
This is a two part poem inspired by Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein.
“It’s alive, it’s alive! —Frankenstein, the 1931 film.”
A PATCHWORK OF SORTS
patchwork of abuse,
neglect, and pain.
acreage of mines and egg shells.
land where thorns
and thistles flock.
string of psalms,
weeping, and wailing.
composite of strength,
spine of a beast,
nerves of a laggard.
It’s alive, it’s alive!
“Beware; for I am fearless, therefore powerful.” – Mary Shelley Frankenstein
Should I embrace, or brace
for a kiss or assault?
An incoming hug
Is a knife to the heart
Why do the people fear
what you have created?
I have sown abundant kindness
yet my hands reap mockery
The soil is now unsuitable
breeding a harvest of vanity
I feel the weight of emptiness
the ineptness of my laboring
I taste the wicked fruit of anguish
drunk with the aged wine of anger
I pause, step into the day with boldness
sauntering along simplicity’s rhythm
Beware for I am fearless
Inspired by “There is no frigate like a book” – Emily Dickinson
THE WORLD WE KNOW
There is no frigate like a book
that sets sail on boundless sea
transports carriage of heart to heart
champion, writer, and me.
I’ve traversed the wayward winds afar
wandered green lands to and fro
no distance can set us apart
pages, and pages, the world we know