Monday, April 1, 2013

Alone

Once upon a time
I loved,
and was loved

A petite
ice princess,
adored for who I was

Now,
I'm the odd one out.
The one too small to be noticed.

Once upon a time
I cared,
and was cared for

A truant, barging
into her brother's room
with an impish smile

Now,
I'm the outcast.
The one who went astray.

Once upon a time
I belonged
somewhere

With eight siblings
and a father
who showered warmth

Now,
I'm just Pluto.
The forgotten one.



.... And that brings up my first post for the 2013 Blogging from A to Z Challenge. 

I hope co-challenge-takers who stumble across this poem will forgive me if they find it stupid. I kind of like it, since I haven't written ANYTHING creative in a month...

For anyone who didn't get the 'brother' reference in the 5th stanza, I meant the planet Neptune. If I remember correctly, Pluto crossing into Neptune's orbit was one of the reasons why it lost planethood. [Does that word even exist?]

15 comments:

  1. Hey that was good! I had a liking for this cold planet and was sad to hear that it wasn't among the 'planet' list.. And you have portrayed it so cute and beautifully!

    Hope to see more such creative poems in the challenge! :)

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  2. Oh bdw the pic is too cute, synchronizing, or rather highlights the poem to perfect :)good one :)

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    1. Aw, thanks a lot for the review! I can't take credit for the picture, though. I came across it while doing an image search for a project and it inspired me to write this. I'm glad you liked it :)

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  3. Cool poem, I feel so sorry for Pluto. He must really be sad.

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    1. Thank you for the taking the time to read and comment!

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  4. Hello! I'm a new follower from the A to Z Challenge! Nice to meet you. :)

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    1. Nice to meet you too, Margo! Thanks for dropping by. Looking forward to read your posts as well :)

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  5. I really enjoyed your poem....had me thinking...very clever. I always felt bad for Pluto.

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  6. Your poem was thought-provoking -- liked the analogy.

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  7. Awe, Pluto. I was sad when it lost it's planethood (I'll accept that as a word :))

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    1. Yay for made-up words! Thanks for reading, Emily :)

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  8. Poor Pluto! Makes me sad. I quite enjoyed your poem, not stupid at all. Looking forward to seeing your other posts. Best!

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    1. Thank you so much :) All the best to you too.

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