Who Scared This Cat 😉
You’ll never get me
travelling in an aeroplane.
I’ll never take to the skies.
You’ll never catch me
stepping onto a rail train,
neglected lines are re-commissioned
And I will never
get behind the wheel of a car.
I will only ever a passenger be,
I will never step into a rubber raft
and paddle three days
ninety-five kilometres (aaaahhhh)
twenty-six rapids (yyyeeeekkk) (Grades 2 – 6)
river flooded miles (where are the helicopters to take us home)
to the sea.
I will never let such things
stir my blood
drive another adrenalin rush.
Benita Kape © 20.4.2018
Now I don’t need to tell you what I love, do I!!
Our prompt for the day (optional as always) takes its cue from Notley’s rebelliousness, and asks you to write a poem that involves rebellion in some way. The speaker or subject of the poem could defy a rule or stricture that’s been placed on them, or the poem could begin by obeying a rule and then proceed to break it (for example, a poem that starts out in iambic pentameter, and then breaks into sprawling, unmetered lines). Or if you tend to write funny poems, you could rebel against yourself, and write something serious (or vice versa). Whatever approach you take, your poem hopefully will open a path beyond the standard, hum-drum ruts that every poet sometimes falls into.