Monday, April 8, 2013

A-Z Challenge




For the A-Z challenge, we decided to post a new and original poem every day (yipes!)  Today, inspired by a Jane Yolen poem, Juliet tackles the letter "G."



The Grimm

In a moss-covered room,
She sweeps the grime from the Grimm.
When the men come home,
they track in wet sludge, stiffened crisps of fallen leaves, 
black ash from the mines.
She sweeps the grime from the Grimm.
After she eats the poison,
Their stumpy old hands will trap her in a clear box,
to admire.
Marriage will be her only escape.
So that is what she dreams of.
When it finally comes,
it wears tight pants and plants kisses on her,
disenchanted lips.
But in the end,
The palace walls draw as close as any crystal box.
There is more than one way to get stuck,
sweeping the grime from the Grimm.



©2013 Juliet Bond all rights reserved

67 comments:

  1. And so the Fairy Tale continues.
    Excellent writing...fun read...perfect photo.
    Thanks for your visit.
    Sue CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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  2. I have zero talent when it comes to poetry. I leave that to my daughter. Of course, being 17, most of it is about the rain in her empty soul.

    Dropping in from A to Z Challenge. It's my first year participating.

    Brett Minor
    Transformed Nonconformist

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    1. Ah, yes. I have a 15 year old. His soul is also devoid of anything but storm clouds, pain and a list of complaints about homework.

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  3. I am SOOOO in love with this! Gorgeous imagery and humor to boot!

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  4. Ooooh, so dark; I love it! Good luck with the rest of your A-Z.
    angelinetrevena.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Okay, this breaks the illusion of the happily ever after, hahahaha. Great!

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    1. I've been with my husband for a very long time and I am happily married but I do believe that my expectations were a bit high going in...

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  6. I love dark pieces and this really fits the bill. Very haunting.

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  7. I love your poem and your clever observation about different ways to be trapped. Repaying your visit from A to Z.

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  8. Nice imagery. that's a challenge all the way to Z for sure! Thanks for stopping by! GirlZombieAuthors

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    1. Thank you! I love the name of your blog!

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  9. I love it!! I can write an entire novel, but poetry scares me to death. Never been very good at it, but I sure appreciate the talent. Best of luck for the rest of the challenge. You two rock!

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    1. How kind, Nancy. I enjoyed visiting your blog this morning.

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  10. That's an interesting twist on the old tale. Love that picture.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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  11. Nice poem! The last line is my favorite.

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  12. Sweeping the Grime. I like that!
    KaTy Did at: Life's Ride As I See It
    A-Z Challenge

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  13. You guys are both awesome. Sweeping the grime from Grimm indeed.

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  14. My favorite poem so far! Dispels the myth of happily ever after. But one can be happy with the Grimm as long as one's eyes are open to the possibilities.

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  15. Hello, Regina and Juliet! This is a wonderful poem. I'm loving your theme for the Challenge! It's perfect for National Poetry Month, too.

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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  16. This was great, and I love the attached picture. Happily ever after isn't all she thinks it is.

    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

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  17. Cute, very cute! I think I'd rather be the princess, so I can have others to do the work for me if I'm so inclined... (nose in the air!) Ha ha! Fun, and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Love the quote too, seemed to be perfect for this protagonist in this story... Have fun A to Z-ing it!

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    1. Thanks. Er, do you mean the poem? I wrote the poem.

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  18. Returning the visit,interesting take on the fairy tale in poetry form.
    Lucy from Lucy's Reality

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  19. For some, I guess, the 'fairy tell' doesn't have a happy ending :)

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    1. I think "happy" is such a complicated concept.

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  20. That picture is so perfect for the poem! I like how it adds a light bit of humor to the otherwise dark content. Very nice!

    From A to Z, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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  21. Great poem.

    I've never tried my hand at poetry, but I like reading it.

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  22. very nice....I almost chose Grimm as my topic for today too. Wonderfully done.

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    1. Cool! I haven't come across another "Grimm" yet.

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  23. I have been having fun investigating your blog and I really like it. I'm your newest follower, and thank you so much for stopping by to say hello earlier today.

    Kathy M.

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  24. Wow! What a day! Great poem again, Juliet!

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  25. Great poem! I am absolutely rubbish at writing poetry so I have great respect for those of you that can!

    http://www.mydestinationunknown.com
    A to Z Participant (A to Z of Travel Bucket List Inspiration)

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  26. You are very brave to write a poem every day. The picture to go with today's poem is exactly what I envisioned whilst reading it.

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  27. Really enjoyed that, thanks, and happy A to Z.
    maggie winter

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  28. This was so good. Poor Snow. I guess the moral to this story is, never marry a guy in tights. :D

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  29. I loved this! And your other posts. Beautiful poetry. Wish I had the same knack for it!

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