Leave It In My Hands

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)

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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