I decided that I would try a poetry writing prompt and write with you an original piece of poetry. The prompt is by Kelli Russell for National Poetry month and states the following:
Write a poem about a superhero coming to your house and confronting you about something. Somewhere in the poem, you have to say what your superpower is.
Here goes nothing!
I gasp for air as I am startled awake.
The sound of the window – Crash it makes.
A figure mysteriously appears in front of me.
He is in silhouette, his face I can’t see.
His shape is none other than the Caped Crusader!
Why has he come to my personal dwelling? This invader!
Has he no consideration?
To what do I owe this unexpected visitation?
He moves away from the window. He comes into view.
My eyes adjust enough to see the scowl on his face. Something is askew.
Has he learned my secret?
Has he learned my superpower?
My ability to eat as much as I want and not gain any weight!
Oh! What could he want at this hour!
Does this make me targetted?
Is he here as friend or foe?
Is there anyone else after me?
I do not know!
Well, I don’t think it’s too bad considering that I just made up most of that stuff on the spot. When I knew I had to write about a superhero I knww that Batman was going to be somewhat involved. He’s my favorite superhero of all time. I also knew that if Batman was going to go visit someone it would have to be at night time and the room would be dark. So I tried very hard to get that imagery within the confines of the poem. I personally like to write rhyming poetry even though I know my meter and rhythm are not consistent throughout the piece. I am not Shakespeare. I am Batman!