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Poem a Day for Day 14


I just couldn’t get into this one.   Below the prompt is a poem. At least it rhymes = kind of….

Day 14  prompt. Today’s should be fun — I hope. I challenge you to write a persona poem — that is, a poem in the voice of a particular person who isn’t you. But I’d like you to choose a very particular kind of person. How about a poem in the voice of a superhero (or a supervillain)? Comic book characters are very much like mythological characters — they tend to embody big-picture values or personality traits. Good or bad. Loyal or disloyal! (Heck — some comic book characters are mythologial characters — think of Thor). And like mythological characters, superheroes and supervillains let us tap into deep-seated cultural tropes. So go for it. Whether you identify with Batman, Robin or – gulp – the Joker, let’s hear your poems in another voice. Happy writing!

The prompt said a poem to write

A verse that doesn’t come from you

Not your voice or even like

But from another point of view

A superhero they suggest

Or a villain, someone bad

I can’t live in Joker’s vest

Batman? Robin? That’s just sad

Maybe I could crawl inside

Wonder woman’ s golden shield

Swing a lasso far and wide

Causing all the men to yield

I’m afraid that I must wait

Superman will have to hide

Day 14 is not too late

To be myself, no hero’s pride

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