Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Today's muse: I went a little nuts today and used three of my favourite muses (musi?).

Three Word Wednesday.
Today's words: brandish, forbid, manage.

Carry on Tuesday.
This week's prompt: The opening lines from Phillida and Coridon.

One Word, So Little Time.
Today's (actually, yesterday's) word: console. And given the title role, so to speak.

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Tangled in immoral haze,
Flesh and soul, lustful ways.
Wakeful nights and dreamy days;
To console, she bows and prays.

The mind and heart, each one vies,
Lusts for yon forbidden prize.
Spirit withers, passion dies;
Once the queen, no longer wise.

Brandished to the stormy skies,
Blackened soul weaves web of lies.
Releasing all that she denies,
Begs the gods to hear her cries.

In the merry month of May,
In a morn by break of day,
Water streams as body sways,
Manages to halt decay.


Spook The Scribbler said...

Very nice! I like it! Good rhythm, powerful imagery, strong rhymes ... lovely stuff! :D

Monica Manning said...

Thanks, Spook! I love writing poetry, I just don't think I'm very good at it, so I'm a little shy to post it. Something came over me today and it just flowed out. Go figure. Maybe lack of sleep is the key!

glnroz said...

:) :)

Andy Sewina said...

Yeah, love the rhymes!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Nice! I enjoyed this.

Monica Manning said...

@glnroz: ;o)

@Andy Sewina: Thank you, kind sir!

@Lisa: Thank you! Not my strong point, but I like breaking out of my comfort zone once in a while.

jaerose said...

May was the Sunday Scribbling word too - so you got 4 prompts! I like this foray into prose..made me smile..thank you Jae :)