Sunday, 6 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day 2

The NaPoWriMo promp for day 2 was to write a poem influenced by myth. I created a geeky twist on the challenge:

Stan the Man

Stan the Man knew his fans,
They liked action, heroes, and justice
For all – the American way, with
Captains and mutants,
Men of iron – more tarnished than steel.

He then thought of Gods,
How the myths had them sit
In judgement over man
On a mountain high,
As they lived in luxury.

But how much more intriguing,
To bring those Gods to Earth?
To make them more like humans –
With love, and strife, and wars,
Against enemies and friends alike.

He saw a God of thunder
His weapon a hammer of might,
To call forth the storm, the lightning,
To be a beacon of hope.
A God but also a man.

So Stan the Man,
Who knew his fans,
Brought the gods down here to fight –
To fight for Good, against Evil,
To save the day, and the girl.

And the fans who knew,
Knew the heroes, the gods,
The mutants and angels too,
Were just like them,
And so they bought issue two.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014

Day 1:

Yes, folks, it's that time of year again! National Poetry Writing Month. And below is my first (hopefully of 30) poems to be written in the NaPoWriMo of April. The prompt for this was to write a poem influenced by a work of art...

Melting Clocks

They sit, baking, in a fantasy desert.
They are bent to the artist’s twisted mind,
As we bend time itself to our twisted needs,
Believing that we are the masters,
When in reality, we are turned inside out
By a need to chase every hour, minute, second,
Bow to the whim of two tiny hands,
Drawing us closer, closer,

Or the flashing of numbers, counting down.