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Poetry Friday

27 Jul

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Poetry Friday!


A butterfly approached a horned viper and asked, “Are you a dragon?”


The viper narrowed its strange yellow eyes. “Is there something wrong with your sight? Can’t you see I’m a snake?”


The butterfly flitted around the snake’s head and said, “You look like a dragon to me.”


The viper hissed and slammed its tail on the grass. “I told you, I’m no dragon! Dragons breathe fire!”


“Your venom is fire to your prey. They are consumed by it,” said the butterfly.


“Dragons fly!” said the viper with an exasperated sigh.


“I’ve seen you in trees and on mountain tops where only flying things can go,” said the butterfly without a doubt.


The snake tilted its head and narrowed its eyes in confusion. “Dragons are huge creatures.” The viper’s voice was soft and uncertain.


“You are much larger than I. To me you are a giant.” The butterfly stood before the snake, its small wings aquiver.


“So––I’m a dragon?”


“Yes! It’s what I choose to believe,” said the butterfly.


The viper lifted its chin with pride. “I am a dragon!”


The butterfly cheered and did loops in the air.


“Now that you know you’re a dragon you must behave like one,” said the butterfly. “You must cleanse your mind of all things viper.”


The snake nodded and grinned. “So, what do dragons eat?”


The butterfly landed in a pirouette on the dragon’s nose. “Dragons do not eat butterflies.”


Then with a perfect Grand Jeté, the butterfly flew far beyond the dragon’s eyes.

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Butterfly Cinquain

I am

A butterfly

You, a mighty dragon

I only ask for freedom to


What I tell you

Put behind your serpent

ways and risky ideas, don’t

eat me

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Brain and Cleanse are this week’s prompt words chosen by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes.

Ron hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is an author and poet and also does author interviews and much more on his blog. Be sure to check it out. Read Ron’s Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

I’m also participating in Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. In Colleen’s challenge we’re required to use synonyms of the prompt words. This week’s prompt words are Beliefs and strange.

Enjoy your day!