NaPoWriMo 2017, Day 6 Capital Punishment


Capital Punishment

She fancies herself a raconteur while others find her boring.
Just when they should be laughing, too often they are snoring.

The topics that she chooses are usually wrong,
and the details she finds scintillating just strung out too long.

When she speaks in public, the chairs empty out fast.
Even sell-out audiences simply do not last.

She could have done much better if she’d studied elocution,
As it is, her listeners vote for electrocution.

 

Prompt: write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of view. http://www.napowrimo.net/day-six-5/

22 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2017, Day 6 Capital Punishment

    1. okcforgottenman

      Rugby, Judy headed to bed a few minutes ago. (Yes, we talk often and late.) I’m leveraging your question to illuminate more about her ditty and her.

      Yes, that is a photo of her from about two years ago, and yes, she reads her poems often enough, usually in small groups, sometimes in large gatherings. Her self deprecation in her poem here, while modest, is not true. I have watched and listened as she has captivated audiences with her verse and voice. (But I do love this poem!)

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    2. lifelessons Post author

      Ha. Yes and yes. I wrote the poem with a fictional male subject in mind–merely a type, not an actual person. Then as I looked for a photo to illustrate it in my photo library, I realized I couldn’t use any photo I had without insulting someone. Then decided it would be funnier if I used a photo of myself.

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  1. okcforgottenman

    Rugby, Judy headed to bed a few minutes ago. (Yes, we talk often and late.) I’m leveraging your question to illuminate more about her ditty and her.

    Yes, that is a photo of her from about two years ago, and yes, she reads her poems often enough, usually in small groups, sometimes in large gatherings. Her self deprecation here, while modest, is not true. I have watched and listened as she has captivated audiences with her verse and voice.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks, Bernadette. And as usual, seeing your name reminds me that I need to post in Sr. Salon. I was a day too early, now a day too late! Always do that. Does it open up on Wed.?

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      1. lifelessons Post author

        I appreciate it. I seem to be able to concentrate on writing poetry, but not on getting it sent out on the correct day. I’ll remember this next time. Promise, although I was a day late this week as well. Too many prompts, too little time, but Senior Salon is a favorite–one of only three I have favorited.

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  2. Allenda Moriarty

    Found the poem hilarious, so untrue of your scintillating performances, and the pic is absouutely fabulous. You in your element, vivacious!

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