Monday Wordle – Free Verse Wordle – June 16, 2015

Pond

“delve into the dregs
of your magniloquence, my friend
then create a murky potion
of power and of influence
create for her
your most seductive panegyric

from your reservoir of intellect
delve into those sweet nothings …
no strictures do I require
I commission
convincing cloying compliments

tape each frame tonight
upon a lofty windswept hill
illuminated by lurid spot lights
thus I’ll marinate the shrew
and then cook her
in her own infinite vanity.”

sitting in a quiet place
near the pond inside the park –
I heard those prickly words pronounced …
a shiver went down my spine

I listened to that crackly voice
which sent my imagination off to wonder:
for whom would the potion be prepared
and who – the commissioner

I never found the answers
for there was a sudden silence
my presence had been discovered –
I quickly slipped away

a nightmare woke me this eve …
there was that haunting cackling voice –
I pondered and reflected
on the lauds and compliments
floating on the public waves.

© G.s.k. ‘15

 

1. Delve 2. Tonight 3. Murky 4. Reservoir 5. Marinate 6. Commission 7. Stricture (an adverse criticism, an abnormal contraction of any passage or duct of the body, a restriction) 8. Dregs 9. Magniloquent (speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; pompous;bombastic; boastful.) 10. Frame 11. Tape 12. Lurid (gruesome, revolting)

 

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s – Wordle #65 “June 15, 2015″

The Vain Queen – September 2, 2014

 

Week 24

From the vapors of my senescence
My fractured mirror trembles
That mephitic object of alarm
No longer caresses my narcissistic ego
But raises an alarm
Of the threshold of my passing ..
A poltergeist would be more welcome
Than this gargoyle hanging here
With it’s lovely ivory frame
Saying: “and you my queen – nevermore.”

1. Fifth 2. Alarm 3. Hang 4. Mephitic (foul, offensive) 5. Ivory 6. Poltergeist 7. Static 8. Inimical (antagonistic) 9. Threshold 10. Fracture 11. Senescent (growing old) 12. Vapor

Mindlovesmiery’s Menagerie – Wordle

 

Red Wolf Wordle – August 15, 2014

 Vanity Fair

 

Toulmouche_A_Vanity

Vanity – Auguste Toulmouche, 1890

 

Life has its odd little swings
Self doubt can bring your world crashing down
Caught in a fish-net of asylum madness
The dust of an inner alley can chill your bones …

Looking in the mirror at her image
She froze becoming a pillar of salt
That glassy face of paper mache
Stared at her, so frayed and mushroom white.

Funny how carnival mirrors made her laugh
Way back in nineteen forty-four,
Now her proud youthful perfection’s gone,
Those same mirrors are a horror in twenty-fourteen.

The roots of her problem – her vanity fair
That strokes her ego and drapes her heart,
Too much water has passed under the bridge
The crisp freshness of her youth was gone.

Fight she may the ravages of time
With pure white Dove, the soap of the stars,
But the wrinkles lay claim to her face …
Her bulbous red nose was now her disgrace.

So she went to her master Beelzebub
To sell her soul for the luxury of youth …
Flew she then through the air on his blackened wings
Through time in his mystic time machine.

Gone were the wrinkles – gone was the flab
And once again it was great to admire herself.
She smiled from ear to shining ear …
Forgetting there would be a price to pay.

But time unstopped kept marching forward …
And great was her consternation to observe
That time like water erodes all things …
Then brings low every mortal, man or beast.

Finally Death knocked upon her door …
She was not humbled nor penitent,
But horror met her as she walked through the gates
She saw her wreaked face in a thousand mirrors.

§§§§§§§§§

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Happy Notes: life doubt swings
Misky: legs stood crashing
Debi: fight mushroom fiery
Viv: sturdy stern strokes
Ron: nose found ear
Nicole: low asylum dust
Barbara: luxury alley chills
Irene: fishnet glassy rang
Roslyn: frayed wings clasped
Sabra: water roots froze
Jules: soap salt bread
Miss Stacy: turn white soap
Hannah: crisp air gone
C.C.  proud great claim
PuffOfSmoke: miles face mirror
Anya: fence drapes paper

These words were collected from last week’s contributors of the Red Wolf‘s poetic prompt #218 “Time Travel”.

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