NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 12

Happy Birthday Chris!

“Repurpose titles from Creature Feature/ Drive In B- movies made between 1951 to 1964 and use three or more of them as part of your poem.”

I thought of a whole bunch of movie titles to use, but I had no idea exactly what dates they were released. So with the help of google I have made a list of appropriate movies within the appropriate span of years. But it’s a huge list, and I found a whole bunch of movies I haven’t seen too. Here is a shorter list, in no particular order:

The Thing
The Day The Earth Stood Still
The Castle of The Monsters
The Killer Shrews
Abbott and Costello Meet The Invisible Man
When Worlds Collide
It Came From Outer Space
Invaders From Mars
The War of The Worlds
This Island Earth
Earth vs. The Flying Saucers
The Blob
Village of The Damned
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Jason and The Argonauts
Forbidden Planet
The Fly
Return of The Fly
It! The Terror From Beyond Space
House on Haunted Hill
Invasion of The Body Snatchers
Godzilla Raids Again
Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster
Fiend Without a Face
Mysterious Island
The Time Machine
The Last Man on Earth
The Angry Red Planet
Journey to The Center of The Earth
Beginning of The End
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

My apologies to the movies I’ve left out, also some of them aren’t exactly B movies, but the dates are right. Chris said three, but I think I’ll try to use as many as I can.

the thing is
this angry red planet of a pimple
only appears when I have a date
I’m a fiend without a face
I don’t want to be seen with it
this is the beginning of the end
I’d rather be attacked by the killer shrews
than have this tarantula on my face
I feel like the last man on earth!
I want a time machine
or to hide myself 20,000 leagues under the sea
and the blob is right on the end of my nose
I look like Rudolph
or one of the killer clowns from outer space
but that’s the wrong year
so I’m doomed
to journey to the center of the earth
or to the house on haunted hill
and hope this is the day the world stands still
at least long enough for me to rid myself
of this Godzilla sized monstrosity
before the invasion of the body snatchers
as I like to call her

From me:

Write a poem which delves into the center of your subject, dive below the surface and come straight to the core of the matter, start from there and let the rest of the poem circle outward.

I can not accept limitations
my head hurts
smashing face first
into unmoving walls
if there isn’t a way around
I’ll go through
there must be a way around

I have my own obstacles
why does it bother me so much?
you’re just giving up!
seriously, for real?
dropping out?

everyone needs a break
its just too much pressure
too many things going on right now

how are you doing on your degree?

This little backwards piece didn’t go exactly like I thought it would, but its a good prompt and I plan on using it again, hopefully with better results.


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