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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

PLUM RUM



This was written as part of the just for fun, Resurrection Poetry Contest over at AbsoluteWrite forums. (I came in 3rd and a special mention for originality and application of form. The object was to make up your own beat pattern. So it was sort of a combination of traditional methods and free verse. Here is my made up pattern:

[1]a,[2]x,[3]x,[4]x,[3]x,[2]x,[1]b
[1]a,[2]x,[3]x,[4]x,[3]x,[2]x,[1]b
[1]c,[2]x,[3]x,[4]x,[3]x,[2]x,[1]d
[1]c,[2]x,[3]x,[4]x,[3]x,[2]x,[1]d
[1]a,[2]x,[3]x,[4]x,[3]x,[2]x,[1]b
[1]a,[2]x,[3]x,[4]x,[3]x,[2]x,[1]b 


And now the poem.


F**k
He left
Without me
First time in years
I'll show him
Bastard
Bum

Stuck
That's it
He feels trapped
That's not my fault
Tis the booze
Again
Plum

Lazy
He is
Drinkin' pints
All afternoon
No reason
He says
Right

Crazy
I know
He was mad
I didn't care
He came back
To what
Fight

Duck
I did
As he swung
But he was drunk
Hit the wall
Not me
Dumb

Luck
That's why
I'd found it
His last bottle
Selfish man
T'was good
Rum
 


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