Monday, November 24, 2008

Poem Using the Letter V

I had my kids grab a dictionary, go to a letter, and pick out 8 words that struck their fancy. Then they had to write a poem incorporating all the words. I chose V and picked the following words:
vacuum vague valuable valentine vibration violet volt vulture
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Men can be such vultures
floating on updrafts
of women’s weaknesses.

Sometimes their intentions
are vague and fade
into the violet dusk

while at other times
they are as voracious
as vacuum cleaners

sucking the marrow
out of anything we
consider valuable.

Women can live without
these volts of jealousy
from insecure men;

we don’t need their valentine
lies that are just
vibrations of neediness.


Paul Squires said...

I've always felt sound was very important to poetry. By adding a kind of musicality to the work it allows subtle emotional tone to be conveyed and can add to the overall beauty of the work. This is a wonderfully crafted poem with very clever imagery around a strong central idea. Great work.

Tammy said...

Linda, this was really good. I see you've met my ex husband. lol

paisley said...

i do love a challenge,, and girl you pulled this one off flawlessly....

Joy Renee said...

the variety and vibrancy of your images and metaphors are invigorating. :)

seriously, well done.

thanx for visiting

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Ooh, Linda, that's really insightful -- and strong. I love things that celebrate a woman's strength, and this last stanza is definitely one of them.

Anonymous said...


this one has a powerful engine which vrooms me from beginning to end--great use of the v words without calling to much attention to the device!

Anonymous said...

Nicely Done

If you enjoy these Vigorous poems I recommend that you watch V for Vendetta
Which has many V involved phrases!

-Masked Man

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