Dark Night Rises #NaPoWriMo2017 #GloPoWriMo2017

Lies’ separation
Faintest prospects abandoned
False, dark night rises
A void enveloping hope
Collapsing minds from all sides

A time for heroes
In justice’s midnight hour
Truth shines guiding light
Dawn reveals the Morning Star
Which night attempts to disguise

I have no idea if this really addresses the Day 17 prompt from NaPoWriMo.net, which was to write a poetic equivalent to a nocturne – a musical composition meant to be played at night, usually for piano, and with a tender and melancholy sort of sound. Whether this contribution to Na/GloPoWriMo2017 is inspired more by faith, or storylines from the superhero genres, I’ll let you decide.Na/GloPoWriMo2017

Like Verbal Kint #NaPoWriMo2016 #GloPoWriMo2016


Today’s Na/GloPoWriMo2016 challenge is to write a poem in the voice of a minor character from a fairy tale or myth. This is my take on the prompt:

Like ‘Verbal’ Kint
I don’t exist
No fingerprint
Nothing to resist

Ignore the whisper
See, it was some other
Who killed your sister
Who felled your brother

You don’t work for me
My crew won’t harm you
Just live for yourself
Do what you want to do

Yes greed is good
It’s ok to hate
Don’t fight your fears
Embrace your fate

So don’t be deceived
There’s no need to resist
‘Cos’ like Keyser Soze
I really don’t exist

“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that, poof. He’s gone.”
– Roger “Verbal” Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”
– 1 Peter 5:8-9 (NIV)