The Poetry Bus - Hanging by a Vowel
MuseSwings is the bus driver this week & gave us three different prompts. I'm not sure I'm following the first one exactly correctly, but if you've followed the bus at all you'll see that not following the directions is, in fact, an important quality in a bus passenger. Here's what she asked:
Write a poem with illustration. Write and draw to your heart's content, and bring it along.
And here's what she got.
E M P T H Y
The gallows await for want of an A
(or is it an O?). Oh if I knew I
wouldn’t feel that noose
trapping the words in my head
(you expect me to talk with this thing on?).
You think I’m good with those words
but I’m not.
I watch your wretched face
“Let’s go kick their teeth in,”
feels right, but is probably not
what you’re looking for.
Sigh. Will “I love you,” do?
Please note - these are original Bug drawings. Try to not be jealous. Now, go here to read other poems! That second prompt looked really interesting - go see who might use it!