The Goddess and Her Lover

See the slithering of the lover,
I think he’s angry at another.

He finds it hard to see the brie,
Overshadowed by the wine flowing free.

Who is that swimming near the shore?
I think she’d like to eat s’mores.

She is but a superior goddess,
Admired as she sits among the novice.

Her intelligent car is just a honey,
It needs no gas, it runs on smart money.

She’s not alone she brings lemon balm,
a pet lion, and lots of aplomb.

The lion likes to chase the empress,
Especially when she’s dressed to impress.

The lover shudders at the pretty lady,
He wants to understand her philosophy.

~Just L (September 10, 2018)

Click Clique

NaPoWriMo Day 15: Because today marks the halfway point in our 30-day sprint, today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles. You could incorporate doubling into the form, for example, by writing a poem in couplets. Or you could make doubles the theme of the poem, by writing, for example, about mirrors or twins, or simply things that come in pairs. Or you could double your doublings by incorporating things-that-come-in-twos into both your subject and form. Happy writing!

No one had Shoes for a Princessto tell me how powerful such a simple accessory can make a girl feel —
At age six I had a penchant for patent leather and now I adore strappy heels;

My mother keeps hers in my childhood room in clear plastic boxes with labels —
While you might find mine strewn about the floor like clues for Hansel and Gretel;

The climate where I live allows me to rock boots from September through June —
Biker, cowboy, military inspired; Over-the-knee suede puts me over the moon;

Though I believe in the magic of ruby slippers, except Chuck-Ts, I’m not fond of flats —
But, I definitely do not think that spike heel platforms worn by strippers make you all that;

At 5’11” I absolutely do not need the extra height to command attention in a room —
Especially when I lose my balance and my confident strut quickly leads to my doom.

~Just L (April 15, 2016)

There is no denying that this grown up girly girl loves a great pair of shoes.