Written for: Poetics Aside 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 29
“For today’s prompt, write a remix poem. That is, take one of your poems from earlier in the month and remix it. If it was originally free verse, maybe take a few key lines and turn it into a sonnet or villanelle. Or make small changes that remix the meaning of the poem.”
Heavily rouged, lips painted blood red,
gold bracelets, and earring dangling
to her collarbone, the old Matchmaker
explains the virtues of arranged marriages.
Darling, why shop around? Who
do think is out there? This way,
I find a nice boy from good
background. So wonderful I feel
to make good matches for couples.
Love, Shmuv. Let me ask you,
darling, do you think married
people who met on their own
are any happier. Look at
statistics. Not to worry,
darling, you will learn
to love him.
(Taken from my Etheree of Day 7
entitled Match Maker)