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22 November 2016 ~ Poetry Challenge ~ Day 22

2016 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 22

By: Robert Lee Brewer ~ November 22, 2016 

For today’s prompt, we’re on our fourth two-for-Tuesday prompt. So pick one, combine both prompts into one poem, or write two (or more) different poems. Here are the prompts: Write a sharing poem. A poem about somebody sharing something. Or a poem about receiving something that was shared. Or witnessing an act of sharing…..

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Image Mafaba Alaso

ROBIN HOOD    

 (A villanelle-style poem)
by John Yeo

I was out strolling in the market square
An unusual man could clearly be seen
Soon a large crowd had gathered there.

People stopped still and stood to stare
This was an event that couldn’t be a dream
I was out strolling in the market square.

He was handing out cash with more to spare
To the needy poor in a steady stream
Soon a large crowd had gathered there.

People started jostling to get a share
Of free money from the man dressed in green
I was out strolling in the market square.

Still robbing the rich to feed the poor unaware
Of his crimes he was rushed off the scene.
I was out strolling in the market square
Soon a large crowd had gathered there.

Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

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THE GIFT

by John Yeo

The spaceship landed in the centre of the green
Two six-legged creatures stepped down a ladder
Smiling and waving to the crowded assembly
“Peace Earthlings! We come in peace to share
Our super knowledge and wisdom with you”
There was silence in reply, fright could be seen.
The face of the leader became sadder and madder
“Open fire.” Pulling out a pistol, firing in a frenzy
“Die you aliens! We don’t want you here!”
The leader then fell in an unconscious last scene.

The aliens still standing were clearly in view.
Holographic images became clearer and clearer
The dignitaries recovered in a shocked reassembly
As the aliens relayed information continually clear.
We come in peace to bring our wisdom to help you.
Our weapons couldn’t affect the intruders unseen.
The children became peaceful, happier and wiser.
New patterns developed, living peacefully together 
We had received a priceless gift from a faraway star.
The aliens had shared the joy of living the dream.

 

Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

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