Saturday, March 9, 2013

Freaks

I'm the girl
in the movie
that grabs the flashlight
and leaves the ax.
The girl always twisting
in the wind.

In a sticky situation,
I'm every spider's fly.
My feet find where the pony pooped,
but I can never find the knight.

I wear a glowing "kick me" sign
serving grapes and cheese and wine
to the charismatic kids -

but I smile
knowing Mothra is
circling overhead

and that the freaks
shall inherit
the Earth.

A Mad Libs poem for Poetics at dVerse.  Baby Puppy gave me the following words to work with: Mothra, pony, twisting, fly, pooped, sticky, glowing, charismatic, grape, cheese.  

22 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, that Baby Puppy has a great supply of words for you! And I love what you did with them! Made my evening!!!

Brian Miller said...

I'm every spider's fly.
My feet find where the pony pooped,
but I can never find the knight....ouch...

but thank goodness for Mothra and freaks rule! smiles.

ha, i cant believe she gave you mothra....that is awesome...way to go baby pups

Gail said...

"...and the freaks shall inherit the earth."

There is hope for me.

Great job.

rallentanda said...

Look about you..they have already!

Abruvanamedsly said...

...freaks
shall inherit
the Earth...


...indeed...cool piece.

Brudberg said...

Wonderful poetry but mothra I have to google.. :-)

rowantaw.com said...

Given the other dverse prompt is music, this reminded me of the Boomtown Rats' "Watch out for the normal people".

Kerry O'Connor said...

At least we know you can be depended on when shit gets real!

Claudia said...

love the words she gave to you...and i would rather grab the flashlight as well.. and by the way...not a bad tool to maybe find that knight as well...just saying..smiles

Sabio Lantz said...

That was hilarious and the internal rhymes carried me right along!
I had to look up and read about モスラ
Apparently, she sacrificed herself for the other guardian monsters -- so that though freaks may inherit the earth is some realms, you may not be one of them if you keep stepping in poop!

Smiling -- thanx for the playful poem!

Heaven said...

I specially like that ending verse ~ Great play on the words by baby puppy ~ Happy Sunday ~

Fireblossom said...

That bit about the pony and the knight is priceless. What a word list!

Mary said...

Ha...the freaks will inherit the earth? Haven't they done so already? (Smiles) Baby Puppy gave you some challenging words!

tino11 said...

I wear a glowing "kick me" sign
serving grapes and cheese and wine
to the charismatic kids -

That is inspirational. Its worth reading just for those three lines. Its brilliant how you have managed to weave the words together,

Susan said...

YES! Great poem. It brought to mind Langston Hughes' poem where those in the kitchen grow strong behind the scenes ready for emerging and sitting at the table ... an answer to Whitman's I sing America. 'Course, I do not want ALL "freaks" to rule, just the ones who have been mothers ... IS that unfair?

manicddaily said...

Well done with the words! And with the poem. Hope you are right! (I tend to find the pony's you know what too.) k.

kkkkaty said...

some of us are just prone to find the potholes or put our foots in our mouths...if I get the drift anyway..great choice of words, too..

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Kelvin S.M. said...

...i'm every spider's fly --- looks like too hard to escape on such disposition...ha... and that Mothra --- aww, jumped out of my mind... freaks shall inherit the earth... don't we have 'em yet? i guess, normals are quite nearing extinction these days... great take... smiles...

Grandmother said...

From an unimaginable word list you made a great poem for the underdog.

Laurie Kolp said...

Haha... kids really pump our imagination, huh? I really like:

In a sticky situation,
I'm every spider's fly.
My feet find where the pony pooped,
but I can never find the knight.

Fred Rutherford said...

Very cool MZ. Used to really like reading the ones you came up over at Shawna's, This is really good, especially since you weren't given the easiest words in the world to spin a poem from. Very impressive. Thanks