On Strike (At Odds With The Prompts)


On Strike

(Prompt words today are glass, never, hectic, tyro (novice) and rebirth. For the NaPoWriMo Prompt “Past and Future.” we are challenged  to write a poem using at least one word/concept/idea from each of two specialty dictionaries: Lempriere’s Classical Dictionary and the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction.)

I am not in the mood to write about glass.
My mood of the moment? Belligerent sass!
The prompt words are silly and way too eclectic.
They leave me feeling frustrated and hectic,
as though I’m a tyro at trying to rhyme—
in need of a rebirth in iambic time.
I’ll never complete the task as assigned,
but I’m sure that my readers will not even mind.
Aren’t you tired of my inane ill-rhymed verse?
If I added the classical, it would be worse.
Then sci-fi allusions? Just bring on the hearse!
Sometimes these prompts can end up as a curse.

 

Image by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash. Used with permission

17 thoughts on “On Strike (At Odds With The Prompts)

    1. lifelessons Post author

      What stymied me, really, were the two dictionaires, at least the first of which was unreadable…and I am not remotely interested in Science Fiction, so, I was feeling rebellious even before I got to the word prompts, which were equally uninspiring for me, at least. It didn’t help that it was 4 a.m.

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