OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

When A Joke Becomes A Serious Thing

I’m not even going to try and explain today’s poetry prompt. Click the link and go read about it. All I can say is Billy Collins has a wicked sense of humor, and yes, I did the prompt. Well, except for the subject but I’m not sure there is a subject. Instead, we had to write in a poetic form, a Paradelle. Just click the link…it’ll explain it. Needless, to say I found it challenging and fun. And I hope I got all the words.

Jesi

Stolen

By Jesi Scott

 

There is a place quiet and calm

There is a place quiet and calm

Where slumber brings peaceful dreams

Where slumber brings peaceful dreams

And quiet slumber, there is a peaceful place

where calm brings dreams.

 

Softly, tears fall from my eyes

Softly, tears fall from my eyes

As love vanishes with the waning night

As love vanishes with the waning night

Fall love as from waning eyes

Vanishes my tears softly with the night.

 

Then cut out my bleeding heart,

Then cut out my bleeding heart,

For thieves will steal hopeful dreams

For thieves will steal hopeful dreams

Then steal bleeding dreams for hopeful thieves

Will out cut my heart.

 

For there my heart is cut, bleeding,

Tears fall; where night thieves with

Quiet eyes will softly steal my peaceful dreams,

And slumber. Then hopeful love vanishes

And, as from calm, the place

Brings out waning dreams.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

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