Saturday, April 21, 2018

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 20: Elephant In The Room

Prompt: Write a poem that involves rebellion in some way.

Writing and drawing are two separate things. Usually. Painting and writing are also two separate things, usually, but then there's word painting, where people 'paint' a picture using descriptions. I took that literally: I 'painted' a picture, with words, and I mixed writing and drawing up since a) I don't normally do it b) I decided to rebel by being non-conventional.  



ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM




Truth is an elephant in the room
Everyone sees it but no one knows
How to dispose of it gracefully
Either in word or in deed (elephants
Don’t lend themselves well
To being swept under carpets.)

7 comments:

Kerfe said...

It's amazing how many people still manage to ignore it...

Shuku said...

I know right...selective vision!

Merril Smith said...

Clever--that literal elephant in the room--that people still cannot see.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is just great! I cannot stop imagining this as a printed canvas, having a piece of visual art and a piece of poetry at the same time (maybe in the living room, where there is a big carpet!).

Shuku said...

Merril: Thank you! This was actually fun once I decided to get down to it, although I think I need to use better paper (nothing aggravates me more than paper tearing when I ink it!)

Ileea: Thank you so much! You're more than welcome to print it out and put it in your living room, although it needs cleaning up a bit first, haha! Elephaaants. I loved them when I was a child, and I guess I still do. (Still catching up on reading yours from Day 19!)

grapeling said...

really cool

Shuku said...

Grapeling: Thank you!