Locked Up (Blitz Poem)

Locked Up

locked up and caged
locked up and  broken
broken like little mice
broken little lives
lives played
lives ruined
ruined for entertainment
ruined for fun
fun and amusement
fun and recreation
recreation or past time
recreation or abuse
abuse for life
abuse for nature’s gift
gift given
gift bestowed
bestowed by God
bestowed for humanity
humanity destroying
humanity playing
playing God
playing a fool
fool to believe
fool to castigate
castigate when wrong
castigate when disobedient
disobedient to authority
disobedient to tyranny
tyranny and bigotry
tyranny and oppression
oppression and persecution
oppression and despotism
despotism over democracy
despotism over freedom
freedom of speech
freedom of fear
fear from persecution
fear from execution
execution without just trial
execution without fair judgement
judgement call
judgement eye
eye for truth
eye for justice
justice delayed
justice denied
denied and banned
denied and forsaken
forsaken by humanity
forsaken by fate
fate
humanity

Written for:
Reena’s Exploration Challene

David’s Weekly Prompt
https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/11/16/w3-prompt-29-weave-written-weekly/

Muri’s prompt guideline

• Write a “blitz” poem that includes something about a mouse or mice.

Blitz poem?

• This form of poetry is a stream of short phrases and images with repetition and rapid flow.

• Begin with one short phrase, it can be a cliché. Begin the next line with another phrase that begins with the same first word as line 1. The first 48 lines should be short, but at least two words.

• The third and fourth lines are phrases that begin with the last word of the 2nd phrase, the 5th and 6th lines begin with the last word of the 4th line, and so on, continuing, with each subsequent pair beginning with the last word of the line above them, which establishes a pattern of repetition.

• Continue for 48 total lines with this pattern, And then the last two lines repeat the last word of line 48, then the last word of line 47.

• The title must be only three words, with some sort of preposition or conjunction joining the first word from the third line to the first word from the 47th line, in that order.

• There should be no punctuation. When reading a BLITZ, it is read very quickly, pausing only to breathe.

18 Comments

  1. Reena Saxena says:

    Fantastic format! It brings out the depth of your thoughts so beautifully. 👏👏

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Reena💕

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  2. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Locked up —- a blitz poem — by Michelle Ayon Navajas

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  3. Sadje says:

    Excellent poem Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sadje💕

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re always welcome

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  4. Wow, this is seriously intense, Mich – your words are infused with power…


    David

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much David.🙏

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  5. Powerful words written so eloquently.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much💕

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  6. Mich,

    The lovely Aishwarya is our host for W3 this week:

    https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/11/23/w3-prompt-30-weave-written-weekly/

    Enjoy!


    David

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you David…heading over

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  7. nice Blitz poem Mich! ❣️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Cindy💓

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