Saturday, November 20, 2010

Ballad Assignment

English Poetry Assignment:
"Write a ballad. It has to have repetition and it also has to be based on true events. It can be tragic/sad/violent/dramatic or inspirational."


That Horrible Monster: A Ballad 
That horrible monster with the name I can’t pronounce
That ate him
Swallowed him whole

That horrible monster that took it’s time
No rush, no hurry
Slow and steady got the job done

That horrible monster that loves to bring pain
Pain, that not only him, but everyone else felt
But didn’t show it

That horrible monster that left a hole in people’s hearts
A void which can’t be filled
That never goes away

That horrible monster that took him
It didn’t leave a note, an apology letter
Just enough of an enigma to keep you wondering, but angry

That horrible monster that just keeps fighting
It never gets along with anyone
And it never will give up.

(Well, in the end it sort of ended up becoming a poem thing, like all of my writing turns out. But... It fits the requirements and it's pretty emotional to me so I guess that's all that matters.)


  1. what a great ballad. I believe that it is written about someone that was very close to me and sadly never had the chance to meet you.....but would have loved to.

  2. Thank you. :) And yes I believe you are right.

  3. You are fabulous. Never doubt yourself, you can write like Robert Frost, Emily're an amazing poet, so just keep writing!

  4. Thank you! And trust me, I will! :)

  5. I've had a hard time time commenting on this,Vidra. It really says it all. As if you were there with us, sharing in our pain. Not only can you write, you have a keen sense of empathy. Some day, I would love to tell you all about him.