Sunday, February 14, 2016

Mark

I left a Mark,
but drew no blood;
only love makes a strong
impression.
Question Marks
and exclamation Marks
are just Marks
if there's no expression.

On my Mark,
I was a wanton girl
for the time it took to tame
my shrew.
Off my Mark,
a long gone girl.
Mark me down for something better
to do.

For Poetry Pantry at Poets United

17 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Many of your recent poems have this same strong musicality. I so enjoyed to see how you worked the word play throughout.

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

I completely agree....I adore the word play here and how you used Mark throughout in so many different ways...brilliant!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such a captivating poem :)

Sioux said...

I too was delighted by the word play and loved the phrase "long gone girl."

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!!! I, too, love the word play, but then I love all of "your words" every day and they do make my day!! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!

Mary said...

Mark my words! Your poem has made its mark.

Fireblossom said...

he sounds like an easy Mark.

Gillena Cox said...

Marked to phases and stages, transitions transitions

much love...

brudberg said...

I wonder if there was a Mark involved too? truly love your wordplay.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Delicious play between word and imagery. Yum!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Very cool word play. As always, you rock every word.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

What they all said. :)

Old Egg said...

Play the field while you can. Then you will have a host of memories...possibly secrets too!

Sumana Roy said...

well played, as always...

~Broken voices~ said...

Very good wordplay in your poem but I assure I will not use that word
as so many have heard. So to end my comment I will leave my mark... Opps!

James Toma said...

the beating pace of your poem delighted me so. I loved it, more of this kind please! lol...have a nice one Mama Zen.

R.K. Garon said...

It has all been said/written in the comment and I may say "right on the mark."
ZQ