“If You Care To Make A Dare, I’ll Make A Bet With You”

Jesi Kay

Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

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21 Responses

  1. T.F.Walsh says:

    Wow that’s a hard challenge… but you pulled it off wonderfully… great poem:)

  2. cjswriting says:

    This turned out great!!

  3. Cindy says:

    I did not attempt the fourteener. ~hangs head~ But, yours was a pure delight to read, Jesi. Excellent!!

    • Jesi says:

      Oh gosh Cindy! It took me forever to finally get the hang of it until I just stopped worrying about the iambic meter in it. Then, BOOM baby!
      So glad you like it. 🙂

  4. Liz Brownlee says:

    Iambic pentametre also makes me want to put my head under a pillow. I haven’t done NaPoReMo, but I do write a poem a day. Great poem! ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

    • Jesi says:

      Thank you so much, and I’m very glad I’m not alone in my freak out about iambic pentameter. I am very sure that if I had the right teacher I’d get it, but sadly, the person who could teach me hasn’t made an appearance. Sigh.
      I’ll check your site out tonight!

  5. lrconsiderer says:

    GOOD GRIEF! That’s tricksy. OHMIGOSH I have to do one now! ACKK
    Dark, dark, darkness here in your words!

  6. That was super fun! Good luck doing both challenges! I hope you are able to make them match a few times throughout the month, just to make your life easier 🙂
    ~AJ Lauer
    an A-Z Cohost
    @ayjaylauer on Twitter

    • Jesi says:

      Thank you so much!
      Day 1 and 2 were fine, but today…well, as long as the iambic metre is kept to a minimum I will be fine. ~she says with a hopeful voice~

  7. mj6969 says:

    Great response to the challenges – seriously.

    I too see iambic and my brain screeches! Seriously! Too much “forced poetry” in high school did me in on that I think.

    The subject matter in your poem and the way it is told with such clarity really works so well. Great tie-in to the Charlie Daniel’s song line too. Glad that it worked out for you despite the frustrations.

    • Jesi says:

      I’ve been reading other’s responses to the fourteener challenge-it seems as if it threw many people. I’m really glad it turned out better than I had thought it would. 🙂

  8. njmagas says:

    Oh! I love that video, “Casey Bats Again.” That took my right back to my childhood!

    N J Magas, author

  9. Great result. Glad you stuck in there. I’ll have the song ringing in my head for the rest of the week now. You’ve definitely picked your challenge.

    • Jesi says:

      LoL. Thank you. It was not the inspiration. I was actually aiming for a Ghostrider idea but, as poems will, it took over and became what it wanted. Which is more The Gambler. LoL
      And the poem reminded me of that line from The Devil Went Down To Georgia. So sorry it became an earworm. If it helps I cursed myself with it too.

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