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Poem: Summer Mistakes Yet to Bloom

It was a warm summer night
You were there in full bloom
Under the high full moon
Telling me to come inside
Because your daddy wasn’t home

We got into the liquor cabinet
Drinking homemade corn whiskey 
Losing both time and clothes
Baring all under that pale full moon
Until we heard tires in the driveway

Your father was the jealous type
Chasing me pulling my pants on
Through the thickets and trees
Ceres’ light guiding me along
The way to the street and safety

It’s going to be a cold fall without
Your warm kisses on my lips
Though a late night call tells me
Our lunatic hours planted a seed
That would blossom in the spring

Persephone you’re a duality
Everything I want and I fear
Maybe when the winter thaws
Your feelings for me will too
And we can grow together in spring

This writing prompt was suggested by SarahSouthWest over at dVerse. I wanted to capture some imagery related to Persephone including her mother Ceres, her angry father, and the cycle between the seasons.

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18 thoughts on “Poem: Summer Mistakes Yet to Bloom

  1. I love the imagery here, it’s hilarious thinking of Hades running away from Zeus while trying to put his pants back on. Oh my lord. That cracked me up. This is very well written and it explores an interesting dynamic between the couple. And this is such a beauty:

    “Everything I want and I fear
    Maybe when the winter thaws
    Your feelings for me will too
    And we can grow together in spring”

    How profound, evocative, and poignant. Love has its wants and fears, and I really enjoyed how you communicated that throughout this piece. Such an excellent, vibrant take on the prompt!

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    1. It’s an even better image if you insert a bare ass Ralph Fiennes running from Liam Neeson 😉

      Thank you though. I went for something a little more fun and light hearted this time. As seasons will inevitably come or go regardless of our feelings, you can’t take changes too seriously.

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  2. It’s always interesting to see where prompts take people. I wasn’t expected a pair of drunk teenagers – but it works so well. It made me think of The Last Picture Show – all those bored, desperate kids and angry adults. I think you catch Persephone’s duality nicely.

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  3. Tom, you really had me chuckling – this was great! And I love your reframing of the story 😀

    Persephone you’re a duality

    Also, I think this line is a gem – you really captured something here.


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