NaPoWriMo day 17 prompt:
This is a fun one – it’s a prompt developed by the comic artist Lynda Barry, and it asks you to think about dogs you have known, seen, or heard about, and then use them as a springboard into wherever they take you
Scavenger Hunt Prompt (https://murisopsis.wordpress.com/2022/03/30/looking-forward-to-poetry-month/)
Rant poetry comes in all shapes and sizes, but it is most commonly defined as a free-verse prose poem written about an exasperating subject, about any subject that aggravates, pesters, or otherwise drives you batt
i’ve met a furry baby so adorable so cute so immaculate.
you’d think she’s heaven sent for her eyes speaks of kindness.
but wait ’till she starts barking at you for no particular reason.
she’s unstoppable, she’s uncontrolable, she’s far from being an angel.
which by the way, i am reminded of a dearly beloved old lady from my hometown.
geez, when you look at her she could be mistaken as a saint.
for she speaks softly and politely, always uses Jesus too in any way.
she probably memorized the bible for she’d have bible verses as reference.
thus, she could never be wrong for it is what the bible says.
but wait untill she opens her big bad mouth and speaks ill of her neighbors.
oh dear how she hates them for being poor and uneducated.
she is known for giving alms to the poor children lining up outside the cathedral.
but hey wait! there’s a catch though, only when there are people gathered around.
you see covid happened two years ago, people started using disenfectant too.
for this lady, covid was there before it even happened.
for she’ d spray on disenfectant after an encounter with anyone around.
and that anyone is simply someone she calls “poor”
as we remember the death of Jesus Christ, i’m reminded
sure she is by this time present in the church praying all day long
chanting the rosary over and over again, you’d believe she is close to being holy.
but i’m sure if heaven could speak it will say “please don’t use God cover up your evil behavior”.
truly i cannot understand nor i even aspire to understand
people who prays a lot, visits the church a lot or even serves the church
are the same people whose compassion to the poor is on a zero level.
whose understanding and kindness is purely superficial
whose actions are the exact opposite of what they actually say
these are the same people whose social media accounts
are flooded with bible verses and call for kindness
generosity and humility, but damn! they’re not even halfway
from being kind, generous and humble; they are one of the reasons
why most people have zero faith about the church.
Note: i’ve completed Val’s Scavenger Hunt’s Poetic forms. So to challenge myself further i will now be doing the “word prompts” starting tomorrow.