Theme Thursday: “bottle” (a villanelle)

Spin the Bottle

 

Roped in to Spin the Bottle’s not the best,

Your heart is in your throat as round it goes;

Some fun to put one’s mettle to the test!

 

You might find some are smoother than the rest,

Who, in a closet, won’t step on your toes;

Roped in to Spin the Bottle’s not the best.

 

Though others may just  take it all in jest,

To play the biggest tricks on peer-group foes;

Some fun to put one’s mettle to the test!

 

If luck’s not on your side you might divest,

And add to your embarrassed teenage woes;

Roped in to Spin the Bottle’s not the best.

 

There’s always those who’ll try to grab your chest,

In every group there’s bound to be some schmoes;

Some fun to put one’s mettle to the test!

 

Rarely there’ll be a prize and not a pest,

Someone you’d welcome into passion’s throes;

Roped in to Spin the Bottle’s not the best.

Some fun to put one’s mettle to the test!

 

Kat Mortensen©2010 
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Theme Thursday: Suitcase (a Villanelle*)

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Packed

My suitcase is already done,
I’m packed up if I need to go,
The time I’ve spent here has been fun.

As a child, I’d wildly run,
On my cheeks the breeze would blow.
My suitcase is already done.

In my youth, I yearly won,
Treasured trophies for to show.
The time I’ve spent here has been fun.

Tempts of life I’ve tried to shun;
Still the ale and wine did flow.
My suitcase is already done.

Out of shadows shines the sun,
That sinks into the evening’s glow.
The time I’ve spent here has been fun.

Stay! My story’s just begun–
When the Master knocks, I’ll know.
My suitcase is already done.
The time I’ve spent here has been fun.

Kathleen Mortensen©2009

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*Villanelle

Oh! And how could I forget (Mouse’s photo jogged my memory) Ginger Takes A Trip a poem I wrote 2 years ago based on a true incident that occurred nearby.