It is Six Sentence Story time again, and this week’s prompt word is vessel. Last week our host prima prompter Denise wrote a poem. SSS regular Clark of the WakefieldDoctrine made the comment that poetry was for girls. This girl challenged him to write a poem. Do click over to see Clark’s admirable response to my challenge. My six sentences are a Sicilian sestet poem.
Was a man, I know not his name- was it Roger? Clark? Or Scott?
Whomever ‘twas, he wrote prolifically, his prose was something special;
but found adversity in verse, you see, but this week we’ll see just what he’s got.
Poetry was not the ship he sailed, to carry words it was not his favorite vessel;
but he talked smack, no takin’ back, so here the battle of poetic form is fought.
Fighting with gurrls, making a switch to ferry from ship, with his manly words he’ll wrestle.
Now it’s coming back to me, yes the man is our own dear Clark
he’s stood up and laid a poem down despite discomfort and feeling nervous.
He says he’s averse to penning verse, yet his pen has found its mark,
perhaps in goading him to act on this whim I’ve done him and his readers a service.
And it goes to show that you never know what good may come of a lark;
poems is for girls he said then took me on and wrote beautifully in versus.