Well, Crush My Candy!

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  “Games Night!”

This prompt is a fight back. The poet’s revenge on the digital seduction. And I’m hoping it will be a bit of fun. We’ve done similar prompts in the past – I remember writing poems featuring cereal and candy bar names. Tonight, I want you to choose 3 names from the list of computer game names below, and somehow or other wrangle them into a poem.

You don’t need to know anything about the game – just let the name inspire you.

Here goes:

Minecraft

Diablo

Blossom Blast

Space Invaders

Assassin’s Creed

Honey Mine

Overwatch

Portal

Doom

The Elder Scrolls

Candy Crush

Myst

Destiny

Unreal

Spacewar

Quake

God of War

Torchlight

Dark Souls

 

Baby, baby, baby
you sure got a dark soul.
You make me crazy, crazy, crazy,
and it’s takin’ a toll.

Startin’ to feel life’s unreal.
You always crushin’ my candy
while I’m sittin’ behind the wheel.
Sometimes, you’re too handy.

Baby, baby, baby,
let some light shine in.
Crushin’ candy, candy, candy
you ain’t about to win.

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Dark Souls

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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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14 Responses to Well, Crush My Candy!

  1. robtkistner says:

    Sara, this was fun fun – with the right music, this is a great song!

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  2. I agree with Rob – this is a song waiting to happen. The rhythm pounds along perfectly. You (literally) rocked the prompt!

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  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice lines: “You always crushin’ my candy
    while I’m sittin’ behind the wheel.”

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  4. I’m not too sure about that hanky panky behind the wheel. Let me know when you’re on the road!! This was great fun.

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  5. This sounds like a fun drive.

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  6. lillian says:

    I’m singin’ your song here 🎼. You crushed it in the jammin’. 😊

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  7. Mish says:

    Yes, it’s definitely a song waiting to happen. I like this upbeat response to the prompt. 🙂
    Sorry for the late response….catching up.

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