NaPoWriMo 2020 Day 6 + April PAD Challenge Day 6 + April PAD Countdown Catch-Up Day 4: Trap


Lying loose and limp without a thought
That anything might do me harm
Between powerful jaws I was helplessly caught
My heart exploded with alarm

Basking in the sunlight's sultry charm
Suddenly with peril I was fraught
By unexpected assault was I disarmed 
Lying loose and limp without a thought

Every caution I'd been taught
Went hazy in the spring day's charm
To my detriment, I'd full forgot
That anything might do me harm

I had no defenses to rearm
A docile, helpless forest tot
My spirit quivered with alarm
Between powerful jaws I was helplessly caught

A simple lesson can be taught
From my fatal fall to harm
My last moments were with terror fraught
My heart exploded with alarm

The sweet spring day has lost its charm
Bones picked clean and left to rot
No elegy or call to arms
For prey animals by predators caught
Lying loose and limp

~cie~



notes
NaPoWriMo: Write a poem from the point of view of one person/animal/thing from Hieronymous Bosch’s famous (and famously bizarre) triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.

April PAD Challenge Day 6: Write a "trap" poem.

April PAD Countdown Catch-Up Day 4: Write an elegy

Poetry Style: Rondeau Redouble

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  1. How I would love to see myself as the predator rather than the prey...

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