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.
The Elder Scrolls
God of War
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.
Path of Exile.