Poetry Prompt #1: Fast Poetry


Creeping On You
I've decided to take Constantine's idea and do something like it for poetry. Poetry can be great fun.

So here's the premise. For this one, I've decided to do a speed poetry type of thing. Some of my better poems, I wrote off the top of my head pretty quickly. So you have only 5 minutes to write a poem about a childhood memory.

It can be any form, any structure and any type. (Alliteration, acrosstic, free verse etc etc).

so GO!

a darkness swirling into focus
a sight on the wall is seen
a figure in the mist of sleep
as a child, I had yet to ween

fearing, while not knowing fear
a beast, I had yet to learn of
imagination wild and young
the screams qualmed by a mother's love
bumped, perhaps people didn't see it?
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For a Free Scotland
Before the grandest idol, the penitent man kneels
His hope pouring
Libations to oblivion
For what sin can iron mask cure?
Stoic, it sits unblinking

Cycle and cycle
The penitent man to dust
Another man takes his place
Kneeling in grand primordial ritual
Stiff and unthinking
The penitent men see themselves
Idols in idols' reflection