"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it is about learning to dance in the rain" (unknown)

"Without Darkness, there would be no Light" (unknown)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Frozen Hell

These poems was was inspired by Magaly Guerrero's prompt: Poetizing the news of 1913, part of NaPoWriMo 2015.

I chose an article was the tragic arctic disaster of the Terra Nova expedition of 1910-1913, which ended in the death of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his party, who lost their lives to a blizzard in the South Pole. 

Why on earth did I choose this article? I'm not entirely sure. I'm usually not a morbid person, honest! I'm undecided on if the story just grabbed my attention, or if it required less imagination than the other articles I found???   It does seem that the dark side wants to come through in my writing lately.

Anyhoo, I couldn't choose between a simple Haiku or a tad longer poem, so I did both, HA-HA!

Frozen Hell I

Endless frozen hell
Glacial temps sculpting carnage
Forever ice men, all

Frozen Hell II

Unyielding icy torture
A limitless cold so fierce
Food becomes scarce,
Starvation besieges
Tired, freezing, 
Without rescue
Brave victims succumb
Welcoming death's slumber
They suffer no more

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Internal Sadness

Never did I blend
Apart, I will always be
Hermit-ted away from society
Did it choose me, 
or I it
A bit of both, conceivably
Externally charming, happy
Sadness cries

Painting: Defeat II by Yvonee Palermo

This poem was inspired by Magalu Guerrero's prompt: Estranged and Cut off,
a part of NaPoWriMo 2015