I’m doing double duty today. You’ll find the last Poem a Day for April on today’s blog and if you’ll hop over to the SMP Author blog, I’m talking about taking a chance on peas. Yes, you heard it right peas. That green, round veggie most of us hated as kids.
Anyway, here’s today PAD poem. It’s from day 26, and the instructions were to create ba poem using a word invented by Shakespeare. Who knew Shakespeare invented words? Not me. No wonder I couldn’t figure out what he was saying back in high school. I chose GREEN-EYED. And I made the poem a sonnet. It just seemed right to do so being Shakespeare inspired.
The Green-eyed Monster ©
For someone who is green-eyed there seems no
ogre in her. No hint of discontent
when he looks another way. Yet I know
what lies ‘neath jaded gold. I’ve seen the wrench
and jerk of hooded emerald irises
dart backs of roaming-eyed, unfaithful men.
She’s no different than all of us misses.
Protecting what we deem our own, we send
messages males don’t see to those who dare
encroach and poach and step into our space.
No jealous bones? Hah! Men and girls take care.
Great covetousness dwells in fair of face
and unprepossessing. We cannot flee
from the green-eyed monster of jealousy.
What about you? Did you know Shakespeare invented words?