Thursday, April 5, 2018

Case of the Missing Life (A Poem for Day Four of PAD)

Here is the prompt for day fourFor today’s prompt, take the phrase “Case (blank);” replace the blank with a word or phrase; make the new phrase the title of your poem; and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Case of Water,” “Case in Point,” “Case Study,” and “Case of the Missing Person.”

Photo of Keyboard by Shamseer Sureash Kumar
She Will Live On Forever

Case of the Missing Life

She went out in search
of the levels of creation,
awakening legacies,
and how to be her own
Buddha. She lived by myths
and dreamed of angels;
she embodied the world
with hands of a goddess,
and she even went a little wild.

But halfway through
her mission, she found
that mystical travelers
finish last, that they ask
and get nothing, that the Guide
to Essential Knowledge 
is in-
complete. She found
that vampires are real,
and that real people
are the fairy tale.

So she wondered
how she could
save the cat
if she couldn’t even
save herself.

Now she knows
those books and dreams
are all a fake, created
to make a buck
from unsuspecting fools
who’ve had their smiles
turned upside down,
then have their commonplace
existence erased, like her,
gone from the world,
her memory living on only
in cyberspace.


[Please note that all prompts have been copied from the Writer's Digest Poetic Asides website.]

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