Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Individual - Three Word Wednesday

Three Word Wednesday where you write something using the three prompt words.
This week's words are demure, offend, volatile

I N D I V I D U A L

She was never one for pastels, her colours were bold

too volatile to have ever been considered demure
she screamed when others merely whispered
it was not her intention to offend, it was just her way

August bought forth a fiercely individual spirit
she couldn't, wouldn't, dull her shine for anyone
her voltage was high, she contained the electricity
but you could still hear it, popping and crackling

Under the shiny surface a golden heart was beating
as it pumped the ruby red lifeblood through her veins
Dancing flames licked around her head, a fiery halo
while all around her ankles the angry ocean roared

She walked the winding road, with bells on her fingers
and rings on her toes, painted toenails gleaming against
the rich dark earth, a carefully thought out disguise
that fluttered through the blank pages awaiting her pen

She came alive when poured into words, she breathed...
sentences became her tree lined avenues of expression
and houses filled with buddhas and peacock feathers
sprung fully formed from her swift and elegant fingers

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12 comments:

Michael Solender said...

lovely, stanza two is particularly sublime

Deborah said...

Wonderfully written, your words read effortlessly and paint a such a rich and vivid picture, a joy to read!

jaerose said...

Fantastic post - I loved that you chose a character full of colour and life. It made me smile as I thought of a person 'navy' and drained of colour, hiding from the world..Jae

senderupwords said...

Tremendous write here. Just fabulous...Love and Light, Sender

Dreamer said...

Beautiful! 'her voltage was high, she contained the electricity
but you could still hear it, popping and crackling' - the imagery in these lines and so many others is just so vivid. Loved it!

christopher said...

This is first class. The fantasy called up by the three words continues to shine, at least in the poets. I am reading up the line of contributors in order.

ThomG said...

This has such an elegance to it, each line building on the next. Truly great work.

Angel said...

Love the description and use of words in this piece.

Jay Thurston said...

Vivid, flows from one vision to the next very well.

Thomma Lyn said...

Beautiful, and just the poem I needed to read today. It spoke to my heart and mind so eloquently. Thank you. A delight and an inspiration.

Julie Jordan Scott said...

How I adore these lines, especially..

>> She came alive when poured into >> words, she breathed...
>> sentences became her tree lined >> avenues

(and the whole piece simply rang out with images that resonated with me!)

Read my 3WW poem here.

Jingle said...

beautiful flow.

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