Meditation on a Villain

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Today for NaPoWriMo we have a syllabic form prompt. We are challenged to try either a shadorma or a Fib.

For April PAD: Ooo, write a villain poem

Over at the A to Z Challenge they are asking what your favorite children’s book was. I loved The Monster at the End of this Book, Mister Pines Purple House and Harold and the Purple Crayon.

My Janus word for the day is fast. Fast can mean either “to move or do quickly” or it can mean “to not move,” as in “holding fast.”

I went with the shadorma. I enjoyed the opposite’s game prompt at the dVerse Poets Pub last night so much that I wanted to use it today to make a villain shadorma. To do that, I looked back over the chapbook I created in 2017 in response to the Poem-a-Day Chapbook Challenge. The Chapbook I compiled of the poems I wrote during that challenge is titled “The Hero’s Many Voices.” I looked back through a number of those poems and used them as inspiration to write a hero poem of three shadormas. Then I did the opposites game and here is today’s poem.

Behind the too white smile

shun courage
after sloth resists
a lost grip
invited
fast and loose, he cannot hide
hate held and gaining

no life lost
when scandal the cost
stoic in
avoidance
spurring destructive action

fun false facts
conspire to obscure
lies spreading
everywhere
emotional health suffers
sown of poisoned earth

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