Day 26 — OctWriPoMo — Medusa and the Whistle

medusa with a whistle

The photo collage was made in 2013.

Medusa and the Whistle


If this head could talk,

what would it say?

Game on?

Try me?

Don’t get in my way?

~ ~ ~

If snakes break free,

What would they do?

Would they bite?


Would they chew?

~ ~ ~ ~

Gold board set,

Tetris cubes drop.

Mesh them if you can.

Thoughts bounce,

Coils hop.

Game over.

Start again.

~ ~ ~ ~

Are we all on the same team?

Or rivals til the end?

Chick with a whistle dug in good,

And coiled snakes don’t bend.

~ ~ ~ ~

Maybe the just the right tune

Can make snakes swoon?

But if off on the tone,

Your soul’s turned to stone.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Dawn D says:

    Beautiful poem! I really enjoyed both the message and the form. The subtle rhyme works really well.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you Dawn! Glad you enjoyed it.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. heyannis says:

    Love the title and the photo. Thank you. xoA

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Cara Hartley says:

    I liked the rhythm of this. It was whimsical and lively.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Cara. I’m glad you enjoyed it.


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