This morning I posted my poem for NaPoWriMo 2013 Day 10 entitled ’You Still Love To Drink!’ (It is the post preceding this one) following the guidelines of our daily prompt (challenge?) which was as follows.
And now, the (again, optional) prompt. Many of us have read and even written love poems. But have you written an un-love poem?
You Fit Into Me
You fit into me
like a hook into an eye
a fish hook
an open eye
An un-love poem isn’t a poem of hate, exactly — that might be a bit too shrill or boring. It’s more like a poem of sarcastic dislike. This is a good time to get in a good dig at people who chew with their mouth open, or always take the last Oreo. If there’s no person you feel comfortable un-loving, maybe there’s a phenomenon? Like squirrels that eat your tomatoes. (I have many, many bitter feelings about tomato-eating squirrels). There’s lots of ways to go with this one, and lots of room for humour and surprise as well. Happy writing!
Sarcasm? Something I enjoy but I had to wrack my brains to remember any examples of my previous use of it in my past works. And I found this. Written in 2009 and published in my 2010 Anthology ‘Until The End Of Time’ (available at all good bookstores…lol) And I decided to post it here as a supplemental to today’s earlier post.
Been over twelve months since we separated now
And I’m getting ‘missing you’ pains
I miss the way you felt in my hands as I caressed you
I miss watching every move
Every noise you made
Your smell and the way you sounded as I pushed all the right buttons
The late nights we spent together
Just you and me: Together as one
I know sometimes I swore at you but that was only frustration at your strange ways
Sometimes I see you in my mind and my fingers twitch…
Yearning to touch you again
Through all the pain you caused me
But it was worth it always as you filled me equally with such joy..
Omigod Yes…I really miss you my Xbox 360….
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