His doubts pained her profoundly / Why wouldn't he believe in her words? Quarantined alone at home, with only her enchanting descriptions of the world outside to raise his spirts, but still he wouldn't / Instead he compelled her, insisting she repeat after him, repeat his darkest thoughts repeat sorrows and banalities / Why are you doing this? She cried / Can you really no longer perceive beauty? She whimpered / Sprites, she promised him - are dancing with fallen leaves in the wind, and pixies - are prancing daintily across the puddles / But he would have none of it / Nonsense, he said / Now, read: [She shuddered but attempted to oblige him] All is cold, all is dead, and the world has become sheer hell frozen, unfurled, where fantasies, so naïve, once had twirled, there is now / Her graceful body heaved as she retched his horrid words out / No! No! No! I won't do this / What do you mean you won't? I mean: I won't be your poem anymore!
The above poem is my take on d’Verse’s ‘Personification & Imagery’ prompt.
The Writing Challenge: Write a poem utilizing either Personification (giving human characteristics to objects, animals, or ideas) or Imagery (appealing to the senses). If you want to combine these poetic devices in one poem, it’s also okay.
68 thoughts on “Change, or: Estrange”
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Inspiring, this is amazing!
That is very sweet of you. Thank you!
Love the personification of the poem… maybe she needs a “little space”
Yeah. He probably needs to sort out his issues before the relationship can continue forward in a healthy manner 😀
Woah…. this is utterly amazing! I feel like my own poems have been experiencing something similar recently… this is very very cool. Great storytelling!
Flattery will get you everywhere, Lia 😉
Ha! Well I’m honestly not trying to get anywhere with it… unless it’s in your good graces. ;)) Seriously though… I meant those words. Always do. My communication’s not always great… but I try. Your likes sometimes bring me here, and I’m always interested… and usually surprised. :))
I was just being silly – I very much appreciate your feedback, Lia 🙂
Wow… This was something different.. But superbly written. ❤️ Stay blessed, David.