Friday, February 13, 2009

Inkpot Challenge

Today is Friday 13th. I'm not superstitious, but if were I would say that the bad luck arrived early for me. A day early in fact. I scheduled my posts so I could leave the blog for a day and when I came back to make sure everything was ok what did I find? Chaos, that's what! So I apologise that my posts haven't appeared for the last two days. I hope I have rectified the problem now and that everything will be ok in the future.

Now, onto the important matter of the day. My challenge. I was challenged to write a poem by Malice Blackheart last week. The form - sonnet. The theme - favourite fictional character. Words to be included - entirely, lonesome and caricature. The deadline - today, Friday 13th February 2009.

Shadowthorne decided to further challenge me to approach a random stranger while on my travels out and about and ask them how they would like the poem written. It was a brilliant challenge, Shadowthorne, but I am afraid I failed. SSQuo told me not to leave the house - ordered me! - how could I disobey? :)

As for the sonnet? Well, Malice has already posted his excellent poem titled 'The Crow'. You should read it, it is fab. How did I fare? I am pleased to say I wrote a sonnet. It was tough, but I got it done on time. Here it is:-

Mal Content
By Inkpot

When burdened with the problems life does bring
And earth bound all the sky is denied me,
I let the darkness inside reign as king -
Shades and caricatures are all I see.
Freedom-less with clay feet I cannot fly,
Wildly I reach for dreams beyond my scope,
Wishing for a different path where I
Forego my lonesome ways for ones of hope.
In this malaise serenity I seek,
To fill my vision entirely with you.
Watching you shoot your gun and hear you speak,
My spirits your adventures doth renew.
For thoughts on you gives me such sweet delights;
Sustains me through the hardest days and nights.

Thank you Malice for challenging me, I really enjoyed it.
Now, who is next? What new challenge will I have to complete by next Friday? Step up now, don't be shy.


Malice Blackheart said...

Haw! "Mal Content"! I love it! Great sonnet, Inkpot. It doth renew my interest in many things.

"Take me down, to the black, tell 'em I ain't comin' back."

And thanks for the challenge, I had fun. We should do it again sometime!

Shadowthorne said...

Lovingly dark, we are proud of you!

But who is the gun man? And what is he shooting at?

How about in the next challenge you write the poetry in blood? Ha ha ha ha, just kidding.

Anonymous said...

That is so brilliant- i really love it. wonderful clues to the identity (well it helps that i am a big firefly fan!!) really poetical, hard words skillfully woven in. its excellent. I loved Malice Blackheart's one as well but will leave comment on his own blog.

Lynda Lehmann said...

Brilliant! Well done!

I'm glad I have just discovered your blog!

Inkpot said...

That was great fun, Mal. Thanks. I'll have to challenge you to a prose competition now. :)

Thanks Shadowthorne. The poem is about Malcolm Reynolds, captain of the firefly class spaceship Serenity. He appears in the tv series Firefly and the movie Serenity. You should check them out, they are shiny.

Now, for this challenge, do I have to write the poem in my own blood or can it be someone else's?

Thanks Anon. :)

Thanks Lynda. I'm glad you have discovered it too. :)