Day 16. Today is the first day of the rest of your
Today, Maureen Thorson suggests writing "a ten-line poem in which each line is a lie. Your lies could be silly, complicated, tricky, or obvious" (NaPoWriMo). Robert Lee Brewer suggests an elegy: "a poem for someone who has died.
Here we go, written in twenty minutes, mash-up of both prompts.
Elegy for Rotary Dialing: Ten Lies
And now on to Alan's poem today. Alan says, "'There is a taint of death, a flavour of mortality in lies — which is exactly what I hate and detest in the world — what I want to forget,' says Marlow in Conrad's Heart of Darkness, so as I combine the prompts (mashing up the elegy requirement with the requirement to write a ten-line poem with a lie in each line), I instead intend to equivocate. Here I offer an all-purpose elegy for somebody you don't like; feel free to take any of the lines and use them during uncomfortable conversation lulls during the associated events."
All-Purpose Elegy for Somebody You Don’t Like
That's hilarious, Alan! I know your best years are still ahead. ヅ
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Ingat, everyone. ヅ
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