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A potion to relieve Poet’s Pause

4 Apr

A poem for day 4 of napowrimo, based on day 3’s prompt.


An americano        (venti)
An iced doughnut ring     (x2)
A song from the Zappa    (Frank or Dweezil)
A leaf from the King     (Stephen)

Mix with…
A warm, bruised heart       (bruised, not battered)
And a dash of applause     (or a smattering)
And that is your potion
To relieve Poet’s Pause    (like Writer’s block, but in rhyme)


Forced to write poetry

24 Oct

Sitting in my smelly cell
A bedsit, Kingston-upon-Hell
Light through grimy windows staggers
A church tolls a doleful bell.

I look at my inquisitor
My jailer and my torturer
Whose blankly blinking face mocks me
And challenges to demur

My face it hides rebellion
But not, am I, a hellion
I must submit and take the hit
Before I can turn the telly on

Ne’er will I e’er see the glow
Of the moon glistening o’er fresh snow
Unless I break out of this fug
And clean the bloody window.