Monday, February 1, 2016

Old Raven

Old Raven by Jon Fitzpatrick


The prompt was to self-describe in ten lines, up close and personal:

OLD                and dented, but only mildly discouraged
WOMEN           always remember - It Could Be Worse
LEAP-FROG      across my heart - come on, I dare you!
OVER              and over, same old same old, but beats 
                           the alternative
DITCHES          rhymes with witches ~ a clue
WHEN             will it all get better?
OLD                as the hills, but with an undiminished
                           
cackle
RAVEN            fly me across the forest on your 
                           midnight wings
CALLS             the wolf, like a shot, I'll be gone

I found this in my draft file - a Real Toads prompt  from a while ago, to be read both down (first words) and across. I must have played with it, but didn't post it. Just found it and it made me smile. Plus I have zero inspiration going on at the moment. Posting for Real Toads Tuesday Platform.

13 comments:

  1. Sherry, this is amazing. How you carried it off is beyond me. I have trouble just writing me normal prose style.

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  2. So so fun. (And wise.) I especially enjoyed the witches line. k

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  3. Really like the approach you took with this poem, Sherry. An interesting technique!

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  4. so clever and still artistically penned

    gracias

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  5. I can't believe you managed this at all, let alone flawlessly. This is exceptional.

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  6. This was wonderful, imaginative and inventive. If this is just hanging around your scraps, then you are truly gifted indeed.

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  7. Interesting, Sherry! Calls the wolf... gone like a shot.

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  8. luv the tale, but more so the emphasis points from the form you used makes it a much more interesting read

    much love...

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  9. I've never seen this form before. I loike it and I love what you wrote!

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  10. I really like this, it made me smile too.

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  11. A big smile (cannot cackle really)

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  12. Thank you, very much, for the huge smile, it brought me, while reading it, Shelly. Will admit the current situation with my diabetes, has worsen my seasonal depression.

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