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Poem: Mood Swings

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Poem Summary

Mood Swings is a poem written from the word prompt, "yesterday." It is about how someone instantly changes like Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde turning the tables on the memories of yesterday.

"Ezra Furman - Dr. Jekyll & Mr.Hyde ( Official)"

Mood Swings

Without warning,

like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,

he crushes the lovely memories of yesterday

leaving behind a bed of thorns

with his ever-changing mood swings

keeping her at bay.


She cringes with the sound of harshness

coming from his lips,

her temperament in no mood

to listen to him being mean today,

she grabs her car keys

and drives away.

There's a Mr. Hyde for

every happy Jekyll face, a dark face on the other side of the mirror.

— Stephen King

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Inspired by Week 3 Word Prompt

The above poem, "Mood Swings" was written from the inspiration of a word prompt given by myself, Brenda Arledge in the article Poetry: Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 3.

You can find this article under my profile. Take a moment to read it and allow your mind to be creative.

I hope this word prompt can inspire your next masterpiece.

"Jekyll & Hyde Live - Someone Like You ( Act1 - Scene 8b) by The King's Academy "

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 07, 2021:

My response to yesterday

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 14, 2021:

Vidya,

I'm not sure what Kyler said or where he said it.

But Hubbers need to go back to their statistics page and select Author view...then Post a comment.

This will put their article back on the news feed so others can comment.

Unfortunately, I cannot do this for them. I can only list a link and once their article is on discovery or niche site no one can comment.

Glad you are reading them though.

As for this one Mood Swings...thank you.

It is hard to deal with once that mask comes off. .ya just want them to put the mask back on. Lol.

Have a great day.

VIDYA D SAGAR on May 13, 2021:

Hi Brenda, what Kyler says is true. I cold not find the poems of our Hubber friends in my feed and could not comment. It is so frustrating. I did read all the poems from the links that you posted. Thank you so much for that. I loved this poem Mood Swings Brenda. We can all relate to at least one such person in our lives who suddenly are not what they used to be. And the Mr. Hydes' are so difficult to bear, once the mask is off. Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 13, 2021:

Mood swings

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 27, 2021:

Harriet,

Thank you.

You are right.

Mood swings can wreak havoc on one's relationship and other matter's of life.

It should be taken seriously.

But once in a while...someone could just be having a bad day.

Take care.

Harriet Dionela from Taguig City, Philippines on March 27, 2021:

Mood swings should not be ignored especially if it's occurring regularly, intense, persistent, and is affecting one’s work, relationships, and other aspects of one’s life.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 27, 2021:

My response to yesterday

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 26, 2021:

Mood swings

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 20, 2021:

Added another paragraph to poem

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 13, 2021:

Mine for yesterday

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 11, 2021:

Poem for yesterday

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 11, 2021:

Manatita44,

Thank you.

Mood swings can ruin a perfectly good day, but I suppose we all have them from time to time.

Enjoy your day.

manatita44 from london on March 11, 2021:

Big one, mood swings, with so many reasons for them. Lovely piece!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 10, 2021:

This was mine for "yesterday "

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 07, 2021:

BBYCGN,

Thank you for such a detailed response.

It is true. They do shrug it off like it is nothing at all.

Take care.

Tamara Yancosky from Uninhabited Regions on March 07, 2021:

Yes, these Jekyll/Hyde Personalities usually leave others in pain while they, themselves, shrug it all off like it was nothing. They can rewrite or entirely delete a full 20 years of a relationship’s history in a single moment and never give it a second thought.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 04, 2021:

Examlle of word prompt poems

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 02, 2021:

Mini poem from word prompt

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 01, 2021:

Chitrangada,

Thank you.

I believe it can affect anyone around a person who has mood swings.

Have a great day Gal!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 01, 2021:

Nice poem, which says a lot in few words.

Mood swings can adversely affect the regular life of a person.

Thank you for sharing. Have a great week.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 01, 2021:

Amy,

Thank you so much!

Have a great day.

Amy hassan on February 28, 2021:

Its a nice poem Brenda.. I liked it..

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 28, 2021:

Rosina,

You are quite welcome.

I'm getting ready for some shut-eye.

Have a great night.

Rosina S Khan on February 28, 2021:

Thank, Brenda for the links. I have read Ann's article before and John's a few minutes ago and enjoyed them very much. Have a great night.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 28, 2021:

John,

No worries.

I know it's sometimes hard to find it in the feed.

I took care of it.

I'm trying to keep it posted underneath the feed, but it's never there when someone is looking for it.

If anyone has trouble finding it..I can repost. Just message me or post comment to a different link.

I will find it.

Your words described yesterday perfectly. I could picture each part.

Take care.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 28, 2021:

I guess I should have left that on your other article. Wasn't sure it was still on the feed.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 28, 2021:

Hey ROSINA,

Here is another one for you to read.

I hope you love this one too!

John found the perfect words to describe "yesterday".

https://discover.hubpages.com/literature/Poems-Fro...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 28, 2021:

John,

I just finished reading it.

I love it. You did a fantastic job on that poem.

I put a link to it under the comment section under week 3 and now it is here also.

You captured the essence of yesterday in this poetry.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 28, 2021:

Hi Brenda. Here is a link to my "Yesterday" poem. https://discover.hubpages.com/literature/Poems-Fro...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 28, 2021:

Rosina,

Thank you.

I will try to provide links for the ones that reply.

Sometimes it is difficult for them to put on comments.

Ann Carr wrote an excellent article & poem last week.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Take-a-Word-Spring-C...

Take care & happy reading.

Rosina S Khan on February 28, 2021:

I would like to read how others respond to your new word challenge, Brenda. I liked your poem as well. Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 28, 2021:

Peggy,

Thank you.

Maybe you are right...that's hard to say.

Does the person realize he is even changing his mood when it happens so quickly?

Or is he oblivious that anything is wrong?

Food for thought.

Thanks & have a nice night.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 28, 2021:

John,

Thank you.

Sounds like a great idea.

I look forward to reading it.

Take care & have a great evening.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 28, 2021:

Dealing with such mood swings would be hard for the person enduring them as well as those around that person.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 28, 2021:

Nice work with this poem, Brenda. I'm about to start working on something based on the prompt but it will probably be in my next Poems From the Porch (out soon).

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 28, 2021:

Kyler,

I can't find your last article.

It suddenly says it doesn't exist.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 28, 2021:

Bill,

Thank you.

I'm always glad to hear how settled down you are now. It gives the rest of us hope.

Take care & keep your dreams alive.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 28, 2021:

Kyler,

Thank you so much!

I appreciate your kind words.

It is rare to find other's work in the hubpages feed.

Luckily, I have come across yours once in awhile.

Try out the word prompt if you like.

I have been reposting alot of my work, as I have been editing a few for other things.

Take care & enjoy the sunshine.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 28, 2021:

Well I'm certainly happy I don't have the mood swings I once did. Life is quite a bit calmer now for this old man. :) As always, love your poetry and the memories it triggers for me.

Kyler J Falk from California on February 28, 2021:

Brenda, during these hectic times I have missed reading your poetry! You're one of the rare few who encompasses the romanticism of every topic, and it was trying on my patience to have to go without reading your work knowing it was piling up in my absence. I wish I could find them all on my feed to comment, but it seems only a rare few of everyone's articles actually show up.

Though this one is sad, I can feel the love it was born from. So beautiful, but it makes my heart ache as well.

I'll have to try out your word prompts here soon!

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