Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Morovian Pink




Boa Constrictor
by Shel Silverstein

Oh, I'm being eaten
By a boa constrictor,
A boa constrictor
A boa constrictor


Damson Plum


You know her as
Moravian pink
Damson plum
She
Who takes your breath
Away

Plug your ears
Annul the contract
Do the deed
This is no time
For nostalgia
Either way
The heart is endangered.

written for real toads - 35 words or less...


Moravian pink

Take courage!
Cut the cord
Use whatever you have
Scissors, scythe, blade, teeth
Just cut it
Now

There will be no blood
She who calls herself
mother
Is hazard
Siren,
Red tailed imperator

You know her as
Moravian pink
Damson plum
She
Who takes your breath
Away

Plug your ears
Annul the contract
Do the deed
This is no time
For nostalgia
Either way
The heart is endangered.

Written for 3 word Wednesday (cut, endanger, hazard), poetry jam


Tags: anaconda, antediluvian, exorcism poems, hothouse dreams,  pretty poison, rue, succubus, you don’t know what love is

18 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i guess this is the one for poetry jam?

nice setting the tone in the first one...def a mommy dearest feel it...and the need to escape and cut that cord...ha...i know a few...smiles...def an enchanting feel to it as well...esp with the names Moravian pink...

intriguing too that you start with shel...love his work...and oddly while his are usually playful, it works here.

joanne said...

read like a great fairy tale.....I loved the drama!

Sheilagh Lee said...

interesting poems very dramatic

Kay L. Davies said...

Absolutely fascinating work here, Gabrielle.

Kay, Alberta, Canada

Susan said...

I love the 3 bits together--the boa constrictor, Moravian pink and damson plumb because "She who calls herself
mother" Is like a boa constrictor the narrator has to escape, and then "She
Who takes your breath Away" has been picked away---as if the person never did escape. Lots of neat symbolic ways to read this smothering!

Ella said...

I, too love the symbolism of your words~
Intriguing to read :D

myheartslovesongs said...

really nice, gabrielle!

thank you for participating at Poetry Jam!


dani

myheartslovesongs said...

really nice, gabrielle!

thank you for participating at Poetry Jam!


dani

rallentanda said...

Someone you love is killing you hmmmm...going to be hard to let go.
Powerful poem.

Green Speck said...

It was nice reading the words ... quite symbolic !!!

Archna Sharma said...

Clever, how you've mixed it all together. Very powerful in the moment of realization in 'either way'...no time for the thoughts that helped you dream once, the rest is lost, and without blood you must cut it apart. Very visceral, Gabrielle.

Thanks for visiting me, nice to meet you!

Mama Zen said...

What a great write! I really like the second stanza of that first piece.

Peggy said...

Several different directions with this--all from the flower I assume. Fun to find your blog!

daydreamerdreams said...

Beautiful pieces!

izzy said...

Wow everyone combines everything!Nice one plums are so enticing- thanks!

Ellecee said...

I enjoyed these poems so much. Favourite lines were
"she who takes your breath away" and "there will be no blood" - Is there ever no blood?
Thanks for visiting my blog.

SandyCarlson said...

Great stuff here, Gabrielle. The need to be decisive--at some considerable expense--is the difference between living and something else.

jaerose said...

Suffocation by something sweet and pink on the outside..sticky and messy on the inside..the more you played with the themes..colours..and images..in each piece..made that snake squeeze harder and harder..jae