Be Careful What You Wish For – Day 18

Chapter title from: Mythos by Stephen Fry

Be careful what you wish for!
Too many sweets.
And your teeth will rot.

Be careful what you wish for!
Too much sun.
Remember the sun can burn.

Be careful what you wish for!
Eos, wife of Tithonus
who requested Zues grant a wish
that her husbandTithonus
have immortality. Of course
she’d made no request
as to ageing and he ended up
with; horror of horrors,
a grey hair. Eos had not
considered ageing. She had
not requested eternal youth.
She was left with what she
had wished for. And Zues
the sod just left them to it.

Benita H. Kape (c) 19.4.2021


“And now for our (optional) daily prompt! This one comes to us from Stephanie Malley, who challenges us to write a poem based on the title of one of the chpaters from Susan G. Wooldridge’s Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words. The book’s  table of contents can be viewed using Amazon’s “Look inside” feature. Will you choose “the poem squash?” or perhaps “grocery weeping” or “the blue socks”? If none of the 60 rather wonderful chapter titles here inspire you, perhaps a chapter title from a favorite book would do? For example, the photo on my personal twitter account is a shot of a chapter title from a P.G. Wodehouse novel — the chapter title being “Sensational Occurrence at a Poetry Reading.”