I was pretty excited and very surprised to discover that I won the gold for this latest poetry contest. There were less than 10 of us that entered, and all of the other contestants were pretty well seasoned poets -some published- and have been site members for years. Unlike allot of the contests sponsored on the poetry site, this one was very specifically structured, and had been well thought out and researched by its creator, who is obviously a huge fan of a writer named Haruki Murakami. The contest was geared around quotes from various novels by Haruki Murakami and, after doing some of my own digging, I found out he is considered an important figure in postmodern literature, and was praised as one of the "world's greatest living novelists”. The quote I chose was from his novel “South of the Border, West of the Sun” and was a no-brainier segue for me to pen Charisma. (check out my FaceBook note “25 Random Things”, number 16 from January 2009)
QUOTE PROMPT: “I was always attracted not by some quantifiable, external beauty, but by something deep down, something absolute. Just as some people have a secret love for rainstorms, earthquakes, or blackouts, I liked that certain undefinable something directed my way by members of the opposite sex. For want of a better word, call it magnetism. Like it or not, it’s a kind of power that snares people and reels them in”.
My response to the prompt, and the gold trophy winner:
forceful pulling magnetic spell
draw me deeper into your personal realm.
Inimitable lure - you are walking sex
my gaze never straying from your
lightning eyes and rouge full lips
entranced by your enthusiastic mannerisms
classic wit and style concoct bewitching charm
instrumental in creating the mix:
sweetly, playfully smart melds into
attitudes alluring and coy,
preceding searing sultriness.
your tasty recipe always irresistible...
one bite and I am lightheaded,
unfocused, giddy, high as a kite,
uttering nonsensical speech; drooling-
salivating for my next bite of visceral chaos.
Despite its slight toxicity,
Your charisma is addictive.