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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

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