Friday, November 6, 2009

It's Friday? Where did the week go?

So I've got to tell you guys...I'm exhausted. It has been a humdinger of a week. Between Mo's illness and this whole daylight savings time BS, I can barely see straight. Throw in the guilt I'm feeling over not devoting at least two hours a day to NaNoWriMo and I think I might be on "overload". So in the interest of preserving my sanity and yet still providing you with a half way decent post, I dug out something old. Well, not that old. Couple years tops. And by 'couple of years' I totally mean five. And yes, it is poetry again. Sorry for those of you who showed up for funny and got poetry instead. Sometimes we can't have what we want (because I really want to be done with my novel and to be able to take a 3 hour nap. Neither is happening today). Sometimes the candy bowl is filled with dum dum suckers instead of chocolate. It happens. Stop whining.

The Muse

So you traded in your faerie wings
all fluttery opalescent brilliance,
swapped them for some demon horns
slightly bent and always in need of polishing.
Took off your flowing dress
of softest velvet petals,
and cloaked yourself in thorns instead,
sharp, poison-tipped things.
No longer accompanied by lilting notes
softest breezes, natures murmurings.
Now, you're lulled to sleep by
the cacophony of human suffering.
Instead of the innocent laughter
of children and young lovers-
you prefer the anguished wails
of the dying and newly damned.
When I chanced to ask you why
the choice, the change?
You merely gave me your recently
perfected satanic smirk
and replied-
That finding lost souls and luring them
to the seductive darker side
was far more easy then inspiring
the unimaginative masses.
Far more fun to cause tears
then to lighten the sadness.
On the whole, you'd simplified your life,
cut your losses and moved on.
And wasn't there something that I'd like..
you could cut me a deal.

SMT 03/04

Like it? Great! Don't like it? Well that's okay too. To each his own.

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend,


  1. Lovely poem. Thankfully I don't have to struggle with Daylight Saving Time as I live in Saskatchewan and we're smarter than the rest of the country.

  2. Spot -
    You have definitely got a way with words! Your poem was lovely so keep them coming! I am SO WITH YOU on the Friday thing... I'm getting ready to head out for a weekend at the ocean with my book club gals and I am so ready for it. Have a great weekend!!

  3. I do like the poem. I wish I could write poetry.

    Oh, and regarding your note on my blog: I did read the Twilight series and actually did enjoy them. I think they were well written--I don't see why tons of people say they aren't. I just don't get the hoopla. When 40 year old ladies are mooning over Edward, that scares me a little bit...

  4. Management~ thanks for the compliment. I wish we could just do away with the DST thing. People all over the world seem to manage it so why can't we? And we call ourselves advanced...

    Mindy~ thanks dear! And I am soooo jealous. I love the ocean (see header). I only get to go once or twice a year and it's never enough. Have fun for both of us. Ooo and have a fruity tropical drink for me!

    Whispering~ thanks! Sorry, I just get angry when people dis things without trying them. Many people disregard the Twilight books because they were written for a young adult audience and that's just silly. They were written to entertain and they do. Sorry, I get on my "book snob soapbox"! And I do agree that 'twilightmania' is out of control. And I don't get the "Edward" thing either. All I want to do to him is hold him down and wash and cut that disgusting hair. Eeeew.


  5. Fabulous poem, Spot! The seduction of the dark's always so tempting, right??

    I love your reference to finding dum dums instead of chocolate!

    It's not true in this case, but it's still funny!

  6. I think it is easier to be bad than it is to be good.. I don't know, I am so bad with poetry.

    It was interesting, reread it 3 times.

  7. Good poeeem Spot, I guess. I dunno too much about poetry. I totally got it though the good evil thing. So WRITE ON!

  8. Kathryn~ hell yeah! Being mean and bad is so much easier and dare I say~ sometimes more fun then being nice and good. But there's always a price to pay. I'm glad you liked the dum dums line!

    Heather~ No Heather, you totally got it. And you don't really have to look for meaning in my poetry. I'm not real deep~ it's usually sitting right there on top. And sometimes, it probably doesn't mean anything. Lol. I just like to play with words. =]

    Mark~ You don't have to know much about poetry. You just know what you like and what you don't. That works for me. Glad this one went in the "like" catagory.