Restatement

I’ve lost my last leg to stand on
I want to smash the shards of politeness
You repeat yourself, you repeat yourself
It’s Jonathan you long for
Grace hurts
It devours everything yet is threatened by extinction
No one loves what you do but yourself
The hardest way to move forward

The hardest way to move forward
No one loves what you do but yourself
It devours everything yet is threatened by extinction
Grace hurts
It’s Jonathan you long for
You repeat yourself, you repeat yourself
I want to smash the shards of politeness
I’ve lost my last leg to stand on

I want to smash the shards of politeness
You repeat yourself, you repeat yourself
No one loves what you do but yourself
Grace hurts
It’s Jonathan you long for
The hardest way to move forward
I’ve lost my last leg to stand on
It devours everything yet is threatened by extinction

It devours everything yet is threatened by extinction
You repeat yourself, you repeat yourself
I want to smash the shards of politeness
No one loves what you do but yourself
The hardest way to move forward
I’ve lost my last leg to stand on
It’s Jonathan you long for
Grace hurts

Grace hurts
It’s Jonathan you long for
I’ve lost my last leg to stand on
The hardest way to move forward
No one loves what you do but yourself
You repeat yourself, you repeat yourself
I want to smash the shards of politeness
It devours everything yet is threatened by extinction
Shark by Angela van Son

I started by simply trying today’s prompt on napowrimo.net: write entries for an imaginary dream dictionary, for the words Teacup, Hammer, Seagull, Ballet slipper, Shark, Wobbly table, Dentist, Rowboat.

If you’re looking for something light after all these loaded sentences, I cheerfully recommend Happy Birthday by barbaraturneywielandpoetess. Don’t let the simple title trick you into thinking you know what’s coming. Even when you know it was written for the upended phrase prompt, this will still surprise you 😉

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15 thoughts on “Restatement

    1. Angela van Son Post author

      I’m glad WordPress let you know. I try to inform people when I link to them, but sometimes I forget. After writing, spell check, finding a picture, choosing a link and uploading all, my brain is a bit fried sometimes.

      Reply
  1. Dawn D

    I LOVE your poem. I mean, the beautiful shark caught my eye right away (I don’t know where you find the time to both write AND draw!), and I was surprised when I started to read the second stanza… But then I remembered this was a form we’d been asked to try in October, though I didn’t have the time or energy then… I loved the repetition for “repeat yourself”
    And I also loved the fact that the last stanza was ordered by shape (don’t ask me why, probably my mathematical brain!!)
    Well done!

    Reply
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