HOOK, LINE AND SINKER – PROMPT #113
We’ve played with words from the day we’ve assembled in this garden. One of the most challenging romps is to be given a list of words to be included in your poem (Brenda Warren at THE SUNDAY WHIRL has had great success with the weekly Wordles). What we propose is similar, only instead of words we are providing you with random phrases that must be incorporated into your poem. You pick the poetic form (or none), any (or all) of the five offered phrases, and the subject matter. You took the hook, we’ll feed you the lines, and it’s sink or swim as far as poetry goes.
“in the doorway where she stood”
“he had gotten a taste of regret”
“please, don’t squeeze the ________” (Fill the Blank)
“a blur of self-doubt”
“Elvis Presley is NOT dead!”
MARIE ELENA TAKES THE BAIT
SOLOHe lingered a good long while in the doorway where she stood, looking confused and forlorn those last moments they had spent together. A blur of self-doubt, she begged an explanation. He had none. He didn’t mean to hurt her. Simply, he had gotten a taste of regret. A taste – an insignificant sip – was all it took to leave remnants of love tossed to the wind to scatter like thistledown? And now, a new and permanent supply of regret seized and overwhelmed him. He stepped clear, closed the door, and locked it behind him. © Copyright Marie Elena Good – 2013
ELVIS PRESLEY IS NOT DEAD!
In a blur of self-doubt, William Stanton
waited for the emcee’s introduction.
He had his instructions to begin
when the music reached an ear-splitting din.
Stanton’s impersonation was spot on!
He knew of its import, he was a good sport
but he had gotten a taste of regret.
The silhouette in the doorway where she stood,
was no longer hers. Rhinestones glimmering,
slick hair shimmering in the spotlight –
the time was right. This was his night.
The ladies screamed and dreamed
of his curled lip; he was so hip!
“Please don’t squeeze the Hunk of Burnin’ Love!”
It’s like he’s back in the building.
Long live the King!
© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013