– Welcome my lady!
I’ll be your chauffeur to the other side.
Where you’ll meet your parts called dark and shady.
The ones you hide because they’re deemed too free thinking and wild.
I’ll be your chauffeur to the dark side.
Fasten your seatbelt, it’ll be a wild ride.
No need to blush, we all have sides we hide.
You’ll meet all your parts called dark and shady.
Those you dispatch to your mind’s darkest alleys.
The ones you think will make you less of a lady.
Hidden because they’re deemed too free thinking and wild.
Thoughts and notions that might brand you a flower child.
Things you fear will make you from polite society exiled.
– Welcome sweet lady, to a trip to the wild side!©RedCat
Written for this week’s Sunday Muse.
Inspired by the prompt photo, and the comic Lenore, the Cute Little Dead Girl that for some reason popped into my mind as I started writing. Can’t find it now, but I think a picture with Lenore might have been the first time I came across the “Come to the dark side, we have cookies” meme. The Lou Reed song didn’t turn up until I wrote the last line.
I’ve played around a bit with the rules, hence the Trimeric(ish). But otherwise this is my second use of the form first tried in Guarded By The Unicorn.
Read other responses to The Sunday Muse here.
Enjoyed your trimeric-ish poem, and invitation to a trip to the wild side. VERY tempting…..but I think I’ll pass!
Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
A amazing poem by a talented writer.
Thank you so much for your reblogg and the awesome comment. 🌹
Once I danced on the wild side. Maybe I do again? You are welcome dear poet.
I did enjoy this poem. If we get lucky. The wild side people allowed us to come a long with them. Thank you dear poet for sharing the amazing poetry.
The repeating form worked great here — created an echo back from the other side!
And the colored girls sing doo de doo de doo de doo do do do. This is the second time today that someone has brought up that same Lou Reed song to me!
“we all have sides we hide,” the invite to the wild side, and the flower child…………an appealing invite to those of us who lived the 60’s and 70’s and would love to see them come around again.
Nice Helene! I like the dark, the dangerous, the dream, the steam, the wild flower child. Well written!
Great write! It feels like a lyric.
Take me with you … I wanna go! Great trimeric.
This reads so easy that it’s very tempting to accept the invitation.
A wonderful poetic invitation to a wilder side! Love where the image took you RedCat!
There is a thrill to walking close to that edge and being tempted to say fuggit!
Great trimeric of temptation!