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Friday, October 2, 2015

OctPoWri Mo: Intimidation Game

Write cinematically.  Use your words to tell the story. Think deeply about the emotions, the mood, the scene. Use a clip from a favourite movie/music video, mute it and let yourself be inspired.

If we are talking movies, then there is only one choice. I am writing a poem, free form. I know, what a surprise! I usually write in poetic forms on varying styles, meter, and whatnot. Not today! Today is about to explore another medium and write something beautiful out of it.

My favourite movie of all-time is Labyrinth. I chose the final confrontation scene to write about. I think it turned out well. What you you think, Dear Readers? Enjoy!!

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Intimidation Game

Like stalking the prey,
but the prey is smarter than you
and doesn't run.
And you are forced out of hiding.
what do you do?
Armed with your wit
and wiley good looks
meet in the center,
on neutral ground they say.
It's like a game,
a war
You so confident--
she so naive.
Who is calling the shots?
with nothing but a crystal
you tell her.
She pushes back.
You give her what she asks, 
but only does she push harder.
A game, they say,
and nothing is guarenteed, 
except their will be a victor.
Do you really know the outcome, 
when the battle is so obvious.
Standing strong confidant,
weak and cowering,
only when the clock does chime will they know.

But who is the predator 
and who is the prey?


  1. Love.It.
    Labyrinth is one of my faves. ;-)

  2. My favorite line, "But who is the predator and who is the prey?" Nicely done.

  3. I know all of the songs by heart and this is one of my all time favorites. Love how you wove her strength and his vanity right into your poem. "You have no power over me" :)

  4. It's been a long time, but I think you captured it well. =)

  5. Really well done, the weaving of movie and poem together and the last lines are perfect!

  6. I enjoyed your poem and you end with two powerful lines!


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