Wednesday, September 8, 2021

You're Invited to SCREAM!

 

Scream

It's automatic

when danger is near

Scream

help will come

all will be well

 

Scream

at the injustice

scream at the liars

and anti-vaxxers who

spread the fear

 

Scream

when all else fails

release those pent-up emotions

scream when alone

no one will hear

 

Scream

 until hoarse

at the source

a nightmare

 or fright

 

Scream

as a captive unheard

or when

the hero is near

 

Scream

for sheer joy, good news

or to amuse

Scream

for fun and good cheer

 

Scream

Scream

Scream

that's our theme!

Yolanda Renee © 2021

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The WEP's October Challenge

Please join us for Scream

The Scream by Edvard Munch was a shoo-in for October - this challenge is devoted to the horror genre in honour of the Halloween/Samhain/observances of the other world spirits. Go as creepy as you like. But other genres are welcome too, there’s no genre police here, except that non-negotiable no to erotica.

This is a world renowned artwork symbolising the horror and angst of the human condition. It has since its creation in 1893, become an iconic representation of modern life. Read about The Scream here.

Edvard Munch was a Norwegian born artist who split much of his working life between Berlin and Paris. Mental health issues ran in the family, so Munch had occasion so observe its effects from close proximity. He was much influenced by Impressionists and post-Impressionists such as van Gogh.

The prompt is wide open to interpretations - who will it be that screams? And why – in pain, terror or exultation?

Will it be a human scream that rends the air? Or an animal one? Or a scream from another world altogether? Or will it be a cosmic scream of the planet?

A silent scream in colours, like the one Munch felt in a sunset sky above a fjord? Or an articulated one in sound and words? Just a gasp or piercingly loud? That’s up to you. We’ve got our ears cocked and ready listening for it.


A FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE! 

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED!



6 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to it. A long stifled scream is nagging in my head and heart. I hope that the impetus reaches my fingers.

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  2. Hi Yolanda - excellent poem ... loved it. Scream yes ... so often want to, but tend to stifle them ... I have something a little different next month ... I don't like horror! Cheers Hilary

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  3. Love the poem! Scream therapy works well. 😀 So does blasting heavy metal music at full volume. 😉 Great theme for October. I have two (previously published) poems I'd like to submit for this. Can't wait to see all the other entries!

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    1. LOL, Donna Summer at full blast that I can get behind! LOL Can't wait to read your poetry, what I've seen so far is wonderful!

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