How Villains Fare

Written for:  April 2022 PAD Challenge - Day 24

"Write a superhero or super-villain poem."


Cannot decide on the worst villain–
Captain Hook, team of Boris and Natasha,
callous witch with poisoned apple, and pointed chin.
Could be Snidely Whiplash, or Red Queen, a Wonderlander.

A plotting Captain Hook was feared
as he forced trembling men to walk the plank.
As for Boris and Natasha, no one cheered.
A witch with poisoned apple pretended it was a prank.

Not a match for Dudley Do-Right, Snidely's plans were foiled.
Nell's cries for help were clearly heard.
Nasty Red Queen shouted; subjects stopped being loyal.
No tarts were ever discovered, names never learned.

Never trust a person named Hook
nor a team of Russians out for squirrel and moose.
Not wise to accept an apple from a stranger with evil looks.
Naughty Snidely Whiplash will fail to ever let you loose.

https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/2022-april-pad-challenge-day-24

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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