Michael has set the Sunday Writing Prompt this week.
You can check it out here
What is an ode?
a lyric poem, typically one in the form of an address to a particular subject, written in varied or irregular metre.
a classical poem of a kind originally meant to be sung.
For the purpose of this prompt consider your ode can be written as both poetry and prose.
Write an ode to something meaningful in your life.
I’m cheating today and revamping a poem I wrote over four years ago though I never actually gave it a title!
Ode to Chocolate
You are a devil, a temptress, a siren
Calling to me, drawing me in:
An onslaught of delight invading my soul,
Tormenting me to guilt and shame.
How I long to wrap my lips around such forbidden ecstasy,
Lose myself in this pleasure,
Suckle on the nectar of the gods
Disguised as smooth innocence.
In truth it is the evil of the snake’s darkest desire,
To mislead and tantalise.
To woo with yearning and deception
To believe that this is good.
But yet, goodness cannot be denied
Nor can we reject, dispel or repel the rapture we feel.
Rejoicing secretly as the last morsel is savoured
And disappears without trace
Behind a sinful smile of bliss.