Thursday, June 7, 2012

Corpse Bride

bridal glow 
turned sallow, 
her life force 
siphoned away 
by the one 
she trusted 
above all others,
leaving only
an emaciated shell 
wrapped in 
satin and tulle
as the honey-
moon wanes
into oblivion.

~~~~ This poem was inspired by a prompt from Poets United asking for poems inspired by the works of Tim Burton.


Susie Clevenger said...

Sad wedding, but excellent for the prompt...good job!

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...


An excellent choice of words for this poetry prompt...


Daydreamertoo said...

I saw that movie and also his Sleepy Hollow too. Both weird, wonderful!
A great interpretation from you for the prompt.

kaykuala said...

Like the flow, simple but loud and effective. Great write Mary!


Laurie Kolp said...

Really like "life force siphoned away" Mary.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I never saw the picture but your verses have painted a very eccentric picture. Well done.

Mary said...

Quite eerie!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What! Did someone make a movie about me? Hee hee! Good response to the prompt, kiddo. Am enjoying all the cool reads.

Ella said...

Wonderful Mary! I love your how you portrait his vision~ Very eccentric...I wish he could read our poems! mmmh, off to see if there is a way to get his attention(now I'm being eccentric, lol)

Heaven said...

So soon after the honeymoon..ha..ha..

Enjoyed the write (as well as the movie) ~

Anonymous said...

Nice one, and that movie happens to be a favourite of mine. I'm a huge Burton fan!

Kevin Routh said...

I love that movie! You have captured its spirit very well!

Hannah said...

I love the brevity and choice of words Mary! Well done for this Burton prompt for sure!

Sara McNulty said...

Just perfect!