PROMPT WORDS: Blood; Despair; Woman; Seek; Seclusion; Willowy (adj.) Lithe, graceful, slender); Beaten; Aware; Nectarine; Scaffold; Wolf; Mimeomia ((n.) the frustration of knowing how easily you fit into a stereotype, even if you never intended to, even if it’s unfair, even if everyone else feels the same way—each of us trick-or-treating for money and respect and attention, wearing a safe and predictable costume because we’re tired of answering the question, “What are you supposed to be?”)
Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem; The words can appear in an alternate form; Use the words in any order that you like. Tag: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Wordle. Click the link at top to learn more, participate.
Woman of passion’s blood, despair;
Heart beaten, torn by wolves
Who drool nectarine liqueur—
Her soul often hangs ragged, wraithlike
From solitary scaffold invisible.
Seeking seclusion, at last she’s
Found it behind locked door.
More self-aware than many, she’s
Learned to shrug off mimeomia.
What does it matter anymore?
In her cloistered rooms
Of blue and rose, sparkling
Treasures from the sea—
Smooth, and spiny—surround her.
Once, a lifetime ago,
Her poetry was willowy as a
Romantic reed bruised by
Gentle river’s grief, and draped
Prettily at windows, in wardrobe.
Now the words fall nutty to the page—
Some days hard almonds, others soft cashews;
Ever genuine, authentic in flavor.
She watches twilight sky
For purpling clouds and
Tissue-thin moon of silvered silk.
Thankful, thankful she is that
If nothing else is right and just
In her world, she herself
Has been made righteous,
Covered in the Blood of Christ…
With vindication waiting in Holy Eternity.
©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.
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