A Narrative Poem: A Pastille or a Pastie?

Updated on January 27, 2018
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Threekeys is a freelance writer and poet who loves burning candles; drinking cafe lattes; and standing under Moreton Bay Fig Trees.

The Palm Readers Home on the side of the volcanic mountain
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Introduction

I feel stuck in a time warp both creatively and personally. I was thinking how could I shake things up to stir up my consciousness and bring in a potential breath of fresh ?

I decided to count every tenth word I came across. Here is the narrative poem that was born. I hope you enjoy it along with me. Happy reading!

A Pastille or a Pastie?

Palanquin paraphernalia

tells the paramount story

of the paralysis

of the paleface in Palermo

because of his palimony

being pulled apart in Paraguay

Petra lives a paradisiacal

life in South America.

7 blood moons earlier,

a pampas elder living in

a village on the side of

a volcanic mountain

read her palm

parachuting panaceas.

Was it the papistry of the Palladian’s?

Opening up Pandora’s pantry

of panettone and panniers of sweets?

Was it paparazzi cameras

flashing Petra’s destiny?

Or, is Petra the pantomime deliverer?

Life is permanent for a period.

Then, pernicious events

collide and pepper,

creating a random persona.

Or, is it a persona who

is meant to be?

We meet up with our destiny on the road we take to avoid it
We meet up with our destiny on the road we take to avoid it | Source

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© 2018 Threekeys

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    • threekeys profile imageAUTHOR

      Threekeys 

      3 months ago from Australia

      I had heaps of fun creating this poem Eric.

      I, too, learnt new words which I love!

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I did read this to my son and we had a funny blast with it. Great words, many of which we had to look up. Thanks

    • threekeys profile imageAUTHOR

      Threekeys 

      5 months ago from Australia

      Hope you have fun with it. Cheers.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      5 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I think I will have my son read this with help. It is so cool.

    • threekeys profile imageAUTHOR

      Threekeys 

      5 months ago from Australia

      (Lol!) A bit of a tongue twister with all those p words!

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Enjoyed this but I am sure glad I don't have to read this out loud.

    • threekeys profile imageAUTHOR

      Threekeys 

      5 months ago from Australia

      Yes, I decided to frolick through the P pages in the dictionary and expand my word landscape. I had a lot of fun creating something from nothing (smile)

      Glad you found a new "p" word to! Thanks Elijah.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      5 months ago from Washington DC

      Randomly in the P's of a dictionary, a magnificent work of art, now I know the definition of many "p" beginning words. Thanks.

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