Free Verse – Goldilocks

Prompt 9, Hour 9

Write a poem containing at least five of the following ten words. If you want it can include all ten words. If this prompt seems at all familiar, it is probably because we do it every year, just with different words.

Firefly

Bottle

Mask

Porridge

Zoom

Lethargy

Treeline

Heat

Strange

Cottage

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Free Verse – Goldilocks

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The light of a firefly
kept contained
within a bottle
may be used to guide.
The light
seen from outside
seems beautiful.

This beauty is a mask;
a golden haired child
who uses innocence
as her weapon,
to beguile and steal
porridge.

As the bears walk
they keep their distance
as together they zoom
staying in touch
with the forest.

The child has eaten
more than her fair share
her hunger has turned
to lethargy.

From the treeline
the bears can see
as heat rises
in strange formations
from their cottage

Do they enter and defend
or attack ignorance;
a crime few understand.

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Poem 9 of 24, written for the 24hr Poetry Marathon 2020 by DS Coremans

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