Frank N. Stein

Movie Monsters

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 - Prompt #308
"Where Have You Gone, Lon Chaney?

"We’re creeping (great word for the time) toward All Hallow’s Eve and the marathon of spooky monster movies on television. Names like Karloff, Legosi, Cushing, Lee have created so many memorable scary bad guys for the silver screen. They called Chaney “The Man of a Thousand Faces” (from the movie of the same name – portrayed by James Cagney)."

"Think of a character from this genre of film history and use it as the title, inspiration, subject of your poetry. Or write a parody of said character. Give the monster a more “human” quality or traits and see where your fear may take you. If we can face up to/laugh at them, they can’t remain to torment us. Are you afraid of the Boogie Man? Were you ever? Make that your “monster” and write it!"

"Hey Frankie, anyone ever
tell you that you can't

Poor Frank N. Stein was
teased mercilessly by
neighborhood bullies.
His brain was abnormal;
his heart was not.  Create
a person, they said,
without thought to his
impending social status.
Home-schooled because
he could not fit through 
the door of his school,
Frank found it difficult
to focus.  Sure, he could
squash any one of them
like a bug, if only
he could walk faster.

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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