Steel and Silk

Written for:  Poetic Blooomings2
Prompt #335 - Soft and Hard

"We’re working both sides of the street today and delving into the concepts of SOFT and HARD. We’ll write either into a poem. But to compound things further, you are to come up with a compound word highlighting either extreme. We’ll be doing a few of these exercises with different opposing ideas so this is just the beginning.

You ask, “What does Walt mean compound words!” Think of these few examples: Soft Cell, Feather Soft, Hard Sell, Hard Times, soft opening, hard headed… You get the picture."

He was a hard-boiled
detective.  She was
soft silk stockings
that swished as
she walked.  Talked
about the hard times
besetting her.  He knew
he would do anything
to avoid upsetting her.  
His steel blue eyes met 
her liquid brown pools
like melted chocolate.
She was being harassed
by a hard-core stalker.
He walked her home to check
things out, see her safe.
After a couple of bourbons
on the rocks, he told her
he would take her case.  What
else could a hard-boiled 
detective do?

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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1 Response to Steel and Silk

  1. jazzytower says:

    Love this🙂



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