[Taking my writing prompt from two people today. The first person is fellow blogger viewfromtheside who suggested the theme–STRUCTURE. The second is Maggie who suggested the subject — PENGUINS. Armed with those two prompts I thought for a bit and came up with a structured poem. Here is my loose metered sonnet that explores Darth Vader’s appreciation of a certain dark caped emperor… the Emperor Penguin.]
I wish I could be a Penguin
Oh, Penguin, you are a beautiful sight.
Sweet nature made you her the most noble bird.
Thoughts of wonder, jealousy, again have stirred
in my breast as I sit down to write
of your dark, fluid, modern-dance like flight.
Perhaps you find the notion somewhat absurd
that I, Dark Lord of Sith, am such a nerd
to write this ode of praise — but, no, I will not be deterred.
For who does not long to fly into the sky
or dive into the icy water
without this damnable metal coffin —AYE!!!
All around me is slaughter!
What would I give to look, unhelmeted — eye-to eye
with my long-lost son and his twin sister, my baby, daughter?
Too late… the storm troopers, the Death Star, the Emperor demand a fight.
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