Bad man

You know I’m bad, I’m bad, you know it
He sang his favourite song
each time he undressed

The butler would fold his clothes
so he dropped them on the floor
chortling I’m bad, I’m bad, I know it

He though about tomorrow’s headlines
as he adjusted his ears, grabbed his crotch
and gasped Who’s bad?

– spelling had never been his forte –

Todays prompt on was to write a poem that includes images that engage all five senses. Mine appeals only to sight and vision. Does that make it half on prompt? 😉 You may recognise some earlier prompts too: upending, and the human side of a villain. Together that brings forth this unknown human side of a hero…

I’m featuring Azimuth today. I haven’t figured out which poem yet, I like so many of them! Maybe start with Déjeuner sur l’herbe, which includes the crying offspring of a troll. And then move to Up-ending the gift horse, which is rather descriptive in its upending (* snicker*). And then find your own favourites 🙂


14 thoughts on “Bad man

  1. Dawn D

    This also calls to hearing with the music/singing… he also adjusts and grabs, so touch… see, you used many more senses than you initially thought 😉

    I love the fun of this poem. I love the idea that such a rich person has too little education, or at least struggled with it enough not to have mastered spelling. Are the spelling mistakes in the poem intentional? I wondered! 😉

    Well done!

      1. Dawn D

        Hahaha! I did wonder, but it didn’t take anything from the poem since you warned spelling was not his forte! 😉

      2. Angela van Son Post author

        I like that you remember it! Earlier this #NaPoWriMo I realised I had a rule about not using the same image twice. I decided to ditch that rule.

      1. Angela van Son Post author

        Funny typos are the best 🙂 Thanks for pointing that out. Though it’s an interesting option as well, I meant clothes indeed. *Chuckle.*

      2. Dawn D

        😀 I love typos. I used to hate them, be sooooo attentive not to let any through.
        Now, I’ve decided that I’m not going to lose sleep over typos, so I also accept that others are similar 🙂

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