Val of A Different Perspective is running the End of Summer Scavenger Hunt, where we have to write 13 poems in August in the prescribed form on the given topics.
10. Octina on Revenge
As she runs the bath for her beloved
Filling it with bubbles and froth
She hums to herself an old forgotten ditty
Talking of love and betrayal, it doth
She picks up the pile of clothes from the corner
Out falls a photo of a pretty maiden on the floor
It has her beloved’s name on the back
Her heart has been asunder tore!
Filled with rage, the photo she tore
She recalls recent aloofness of her beloved
She is certainly not the kind to try to win him back
She needs her sweet revenge, her mouth froths
She plots and draws up a plan on floor
Humming under her breath “better than revenge” ditty
Wrath overtakes her, love has turned a corner
He has no clue, nor an inkling he doth!
Her crafty mind thinks of a devious plot, it truly doth!
She gets mightily busy though her heart it tore
He calls to tell he’s held up in traffic’s clutch at the office corner
Enough time for her to plan what to do with her beloved
She will be dressed like a siren, singing his favourite ditty
Tired and weary as he would come back
Candles and jasmine to pretty the floor
Though her innards did pretty much froth!
She offers him his favourite chilled bubbly with froth
Bites the bait with gullibility, upon my word, he doth!
Clutching his throat he is sprawled on the floor
The poison, as planned, did his gullet tore
All spent, he lies lifeless on his back
The torn photo still fluttering in a corner
She hums feverishly her favourite ditty
As she bids goodbye to her beloved!
A frothy office affair and there was no turning back
Revenge doth make one turn a corner
Dead and spent on the floor like a forgettable ditty
She tore away forever from her heart, thoughts of her beloved.