NaPoWriMo Day 14: Bollywood Ishtyle

And now for our (optional) prompt. Today’s challenge is a fun one: write a poem that takes the form of the opening scene of the movie of your life. Does it open with a car chase? A musical number? A long scene panning across a verdant plain? You’re the director (and also the producer, the actors, the set designer, the cinematographer, and the lowly assistant that buys doughnuts for the crew) – so it’s all up to you!

The clapper-board snaps,'Action!' Take 1.

Swaying trees, cool breeze
I, in a chiffon saree
Music plays
The hero's in a daze 
The gentry
is watching; I make an entry
The loose end of the saree, flying
My hips swinging
I strut on six-inch heels
Blind to fallen banana peels
And, before I know
         I go
                go
                       g    
                               o   
                             
                                     oh!
I land on my butt! 

The dumb slate goes shut. Someone shouts, 'Cut!'


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10 responses to “NaPoWriMo Day 14: Bollywood Ishtyle”

  1. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet Avatar

    A wonderful twist on “Pride goes before a fall.” Love the poem, Smitha! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Absolutely, Cheryl. I’m so glad you enjoyed the poem 🙂 X

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    Very funny Smitha 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Andrea, the prompt had me stuck and I wanted to just kind of complete it. This felt the easiest 😀.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    Oh, Smitha, you really do make me laugh.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      He he…I’m so glad it made you laugh,Robbie. This is the only thing that struck me when I saw the prompt for today.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Sangbad Avatar

    What can be the song I had thought on

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Lol…waiting to hear, Sangbad.

      Like

  5. Sonia Dogra Avatar

    Nice fun! Hope it didn’t hurt much):

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

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