i’ll be – a poem

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:

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “I’ll Be (blank),” replace the blank with a new word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “I’ll Be Back,” “I’ll Be Late for Dinner,” and “I’ll Be a Monkey’s Uncle.”

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”. This is a great prompt for some insights into my main characters, so I’ve written one from each of the three. It will also be posted in the PAD Challenge post.

I’ll be

1. Villain
I’ll be famous
world-renowned
giver
protector
hero to all.
People will love me
serve me
thank me
for taking care
of everything.

2. Main
I’ll be anonymous
hidden away
known to only
a select few.
Expert
perfectionist
I’ll create
exactly what you need
for a price.

3. Hero
I’ll be a ghost
invisible
observant
until someone
needs me.
Then I’ll fight
take up arms
against injustice.
I’ll be there
when you call.

How about you?

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This post was first published at http://heatherbutton.com 2014/11/24.

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