DIG LAZARUS DIG!
Hello everyone, you’re looking fabulous tonight (except you over there, wipe the chocolate off your chin, there’s a good chap).
We are now at Day 19 of NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) and scarily enough I have actually decided to follow the prompt again! I like to think of myself as a Captain Barbosa type (from Pirates of the Caribbean) in that prompts to me are like The Pirate’s Code – merely guidelines. However, every so often they are too big to ignore and have to be followed to the letter!
Here is the link to today’s rather excellent idea:-
The inspiration is to take one of the wild and keerazy names for seashells on the NaPoWriMo post and turn it into a poem.
I have therefore gone with “Lazarus Jewel Box”, which leapt off the page at me and threatened to strangle me if I didn’t use it immediately! Hope you enjoy it.
“Vintage Dangers” by David Ellis
Exploring ancestral roots
Baring our teeth
Resurrected in sound
DON’T QUESTION IT
Vying for hungry eyes
Pictures painted backward
Stealing all the smiles
THE JOY IS IN THE GIVING
Voyaging out to sea
Portraying a thief
No crocodile tears shed
Dining on vintage release
IT’S ALMOST OVER
The heart starts beating
All thoughts merely fleeting
Controversial secrets found
Better left eternally sleeping
JUST A BIT MORE
KNOCKING AT THE DOOR
Sharing words with those you love
With everyone you grew up around
A bunch of letters, photos, unanswered questions
The past should remain buried underground
Because once you start, you cannot stop
You can never go back
Death maybe the enemy of humanity
But family endures and stubbornly lives on
This is the danger of nostalgia
Particularly if we’re talking about
That nude photo of me
At the beach when I was twelve
I thought I burned them all
Those magnificent buns refuse to go down