Having struggled with Octains last week, this week’s task for the One Stop Poetry.com ‘form Monday’ is a High Octain – twice as hard – at least.
Jingle poetry’s theme of Sketches, Images, Impressions was a starting point. Goethe’s ‘Behaviour is the mirror in which everyone shows their image’.
Combine these with a news article about a news article about the current trend for figures in the public eye to take out injunctions for privacy – or, according to those cynics amongst us, to hide the gaps between what they say and what they do – and an idea began to take shape.
This is still clunky, and not exactly literary, but it is, in essence a High Octain…possibly. Please note – I have resorted to the odd slant rhyme – in some places, very odd!
Remember friend, image is all –
question with care every action.
If in doubt take an injunction.
Any event you can recall
maybe uncouth, back in your youth
could incite a ruinous fall.
At all times exercise caution –
remember , friend, image is all.
Never forget, image is all –
dream, construct, fashion a fiction
stainless, blameless, pure perfection.
Tell gainsayers to test, to maul-
that traitor, truth, cannot intrude,
capture your castle, scale your wall
if you’re wise, scrutinise options –
remember friend, image is all!