A to Z Poetry Challenge Day 21-In My Universe

Yea! Day 21! I cannot believe it. We are already to U in the A to Z Challenge that Rena Traxel organized for National Poetry Month! For the letter U, Rena talked about the universality of poetry…how it touches us…how it taps into life’s common experiences. She challenged us to write a poem that depicts our universe. The minute I read about the challenge today, I thought about how writers are able to express their universe creatively. I’m not sure everyone can relate to “my universe”…because frankly…sometimes, I think what I think in my universe is pretty strange. But today, I’m just putting it out there in a trail of thoughts that ended up in a poem.

In My Universe

In my universe, Bunny is an underground spy

with a watchful eye

on Drake

the snake

who has forced a worm to squirm

under interrogation—

crawly humiliation.

In my universe, Bunny thumps snake, THWACK! on the head…

no—Drake is not dead

but shocked

to be clocked

by a fuzzy-type spy-guy.

Evil termination,

reptile incarceration.

In my universe, Bunny and a tortured worm can win

once, and then again.

I dictate

whatโ€™s on my slate

in my own verse universe.

True authentication

of my imagination.

25 thoughts on “A to Z Poetry Challenge Day 21-In My Universe

  1. I think writers can relate to this. This is one of the reasons why I love writing fiction because anything is possible. The underdog can win which happens to something many of us hope for.


  2. You know, I’ve always said there’s nothing like Bunny Justice! i love your verse universe. It’s a “world of pure imagination…it defies, explanation!” Can’t have a declaration of authentic imaginings without a line from Willie Wonka, right?!


  3. This reminds me of my two oldest kids wrestling and playing. I really enjoyed this one Penny ๐Ÿ™‚


        1. Yes….I thought we really shouldn’t have two Jake the Snakes! And I wrote it so quickly that I just took the first name that rhymed. A step back and…a much better named for the ol’ bad guy! Yes….dastardly Drake! Perfect ๐Ÿ™‚


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