A Trip To The Wild Side! – A Trimeric(ish) Poem


– 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

Photo by Saffu on Unsplash

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.


Arcane is your path — Let some light guide your way.
Photo by Simon Berger on Unsplash

16 thoughts on “A Trip To The Wild Side! – A Trimeric(ish) Poem

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  1. Enjoyed your trimeric-ish poem, and invitation to a trip to the wild side. VERY tempting…..but I think I’ll pass!

  2. “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.

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