secret wall and structure – poems

Side Note:

I’m taking part in the 2014 PAD challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Today’s Poem is to:

Today is a Tuesday–so “2 for Tuesday” prompt time. Here they are:

  1. Write a timely poem.
  2. Write a timeless poem.

Instead of writing for NaNoWriMo, I’ve decided to make these poems inspired by the second draft of my work-in-progress, currently titled “Arch Villains”. It will also be posted in the PAD Challenge post.

Timely
Timely

Secret Wall

A ritzy affair
they chose their marks wisely
guns drawn
the jewelry up for auction
and on each person
taken as we all stood frozen.
A bomb left in place
of the heirloom diamond
people frantically
following out the elevators.
The host incapacitated
l knew both victim
and villains
and sought to save him.
With no where to go
smoke filling
the luxury apartment
l panicked
until I saw the draft
under the wall.
Running my fingers,
l hit a button
and as the wall opened
we escaped
it closing before
the bomb went off.

Structure

Frozen.
The structure sits poised
atop an ancient glacier
menacingly magnificent
more dangerous
than the slow slide of ice
as it migrates
to the ocean.
Superimposed on a
liquid landscape
concrete and steel
coexist in a
timeless structure
the will outlast us all.

How about you?

What’s your ambition? Are you participating in the 2014 PAD Challenge or NaNoWriMo? Let me know your experience in a comment below, or find me on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn. Plus, sign up for free e-mail updates from this blog in the top right-hand corner of the page.

This post was first published at http://heatherbutton.com 2014/11/11.

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