Words that flow...

Words and images - powerful elements of our everyday life. Most of the time we take them for granted, but sometimes something happens to make you aware of how important they are... and how thankful you are to have the opportunity to use or appreciate them. Here lies some of my words and pictures (which are untouched apart from cropping, unless I've said otherwise) - Please add your words to mine, and leave a comment. Thanks for visiting!

27 November 2006

(T) Titan the Terrible

(a local petrol station, would you believe!)

Seeing I'm not up to any more than pushing a couple of buttons tonight, I find I'm patting myself on the back for putting this post in the drafts some time ago!!!

Yet another of my Monsters 4 bed rhymes, this one's a playing-with-the-alphabet one.... You know, giving yourself a letter and trying to use it as the theme for a line! Well, anyway, here's Titan's rhyme...

Titan the Terrible

Titan the Terrible talked all the time.
He ranted and raved, and he roared in rhyme.
He went on his way to Wigglewood, where
the Silent Sorceress had set her snare.

For she had listened, and learned such a lot
about this half-crazed zealous zealot.
He was mean and merciless. He murdered all meaning
of finery and finess, and of fragile feeling.

The day had arrived to deal with this demon,
so she had created a cake with cream on.
The cake exuded the essence of evil,
but inside, unseen, was unending upheaval
of happiness, and humour, and honorable things,
and all the best that bright beauty brings.

When Titan was tempted to take a small taste
the predictable pattern of change took place.
He quivered and quaked, and quivered some more
before he fell, face flat to the floor.
His appearance altered as he arose -
a generous grin stretched as far as it goes.

Ever since his oral orifice was this way organized
his very vicious nature had totally vapourized.
And yes, by now, you are probably yawning,
but I wish you would heed this worthiest of warnings:
If you are narrow-minded, noisy and noxious, this
Sourceress can kindle kindly thoughts with a kiss.
And if you think against this you could defend:
Nothing can exceed this exciting and most excellent end -

The end.

© Annelisa Christensen 11:22 pm

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At November 28, 2006 1:05 am, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Such a fun and lively use of alliteration! I love using it too.
Hope you didn't get sick too. Is that why you're so tired? Well, that and looking after sick kids!

At November 28, 2006 5:38 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey sorry to here that your not' feeling to good today I hope that you feel better soon.
,and I love this one I really do it mead me stop ,and think about some thing's great post.
get well soon

At November 28, 2006 10:44 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aagh - so you caught the lurgi!? Sorry to hear that - hope you feel better soon.

I tried reading that one out loud (and fast) this morning - made me giggle... I'll need to practise.

At November 28, 2006 11:50 am, Blogger Deepak Gopi said...

:)good day

At November 28, 2006 12:55 pm, Blogger David Hodges said...

I'm tempted to try one too. It would make such a novel bedtime alphabet book for kids: Monsters For Bedtime, one monster for each letter of the alphabet, something to keep them awake all night spelling! Great fun to read!

At November 28, 2006 3:25 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an amazing site, via the homepage link at Q's place. Have you ever visited THE POETRYMAN?

At November 28, 2006 3:55 pm, Anonymous brian said...

Thank you for your comments, they mean so much to me. (((hugs))))

At November 28, 2006 5:40 pm, Blogger red-dirt-girl said...

Hey girlfriend.......I don't know how you do it - the alphabet, the alliteration, the rhymes.....masterful! and very smart of you to draft ahead!!!!!! thanks for visiting in the midst of the storm! Diagnosis will be my last for a while........i've no more poems in me or outside waiting........it's tough when the muse sleeps.

rd kitty......pass me the kleenex, please......

At November 28, 2006 7:25 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

MOI, Hope and Topchamp - thanks for asking... yep, I got the bug. Not as bad as I was though...

Glad you enjoyed this one...

I'll bet you'd be good at it, MOI, with your playfulness with words!

Hope - I wonder what you thought about...

Topchamp - lol! I tried to read it out fast too... I think I didn't fare better than you! Such a tongue-twister , I'd love to have heard you try :-D

At November 28, 2006 7:32 pm, Anonymous Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Annelisa. Pls tell me, how long would it take you to write something like this? I am so curious. And I am still loving the monsters.

At November 28, 2006 7:34 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hiya Depak Gopi - and good day to you too! :-)

:-D Hello David- I enjoyed visiting your blog earlier!

D'y'know, I hadn't thought of that! What an unusual idea for a book - A to Z of monsters... Hmmm, a monster for each letter? Ooo, I really wish I'd thought of that!

Hello Hillcountrygirl - I think I've seen you around somewhere... was it on Quasar9? Well, thanks for visiting! I've also seen the name Poetryman around, so maybe I'll just go and visit...

Hi Brian - Big (((hugs))) back! I'm glad I spent some more time at yours, and got a better understanding what you were saying.

At November 28, 2006 7:44 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Oh, RD-Kitty! I'm sure something will find it's way out before you know it - you have a wonderful way of thinking that comes out in your poetry beautifully... patience, and I'm sure you won't be able to stop the flow! Give us those tissues back!

Do you know,Maryam, this one I wrote about 7 or 8 years ago, and I honestly can't remember how long it took. I do remember writing these was a great distraction from other things going on in my life, and I thoroughly enjoyed the 'game' of it!

I'm glad you like the monsters :-D

I've got some really disgusting monsters to come, and I don't know how folks will react to them... I think some might find them too horrible, I don't know... Still, as I said before - they're all going on in the clear-out!

At November 28, 2006 7:55 pm, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Wow Annelisa,
That's some slideshow
I just sat here mesmerized
And if you stare at them the images move - a trick of the light.

You've got an eye
for capturing the moment.

At November 28, 2006 8:00 pm, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Sorceress can kindle kindly thoughts with a kiss.
And if you think against this you could defend:
Nothing can exceed this exciting and most excellent end -

Now, that's one saucey sorceress
I'd like to meet when under duress and feel her kindly touch & caress!

At November 28, 2006 8:13 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Good evening Q9! Liked the slideshow, huh? I noticed the flicker that made it look like it was moving too - especially on some of the pics!

Guess sorceresses have a reputation for weaving spells over a person... I think this one would be particularly good at making you feel a whooole lot better...

Personally, I'd like the cream cake! :-D

At November 28, 2006 10:59 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you there Titan


At November 29, 2006 4:25 am, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Thanks! It'd be neat to do something like that. You should do the alphabet idea. I know through teaching that there is always a need for ABC books for the young ones and early grades. Of course, you couldn't make them too frightening! You'd have a whole class crying for their mommies!

At November 29, 2006 1:08 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Serious? I was kidding around with David Hodges about using other people's stuff for inspiration. When I wrote the earlier reply, I thought he was implying something that, through further clarification, he possibly wasn't...

Because, obviously, I am already doing a A to Z of monster rhymes with my 'Monsters 4 bed' (it's supposed to be 'Monsters (not) 4 Bed' with the 'not' crossed through, but just can't do the strikethrough here! :-)) - for an older audience... but maybe for a younger audience would be fun!!

em.. but could I do it without making the kiddies cry????!!

At November 29, 2006 3:50 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

gosh! so much philosphy in a monster's rhyme..reminds me of something i went thru not too long ago too :)))

I, my dear, am simply amazed!!!!
at all that you can convey in so simple a rhyme..

can i post it osmetime in my blog?

At November 30, 2006 1:33 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Oh dear, Mystic! I hope you didn't get the face contortions as well! :-)

Now I'm curious what part of it echoed what you went through...

You can post my stuff anytime (so long as you let me know when so I can come and see [satisfies my vanity :-D)

At November 30, 2006 11:17 pm, Blogger Kilroy_60 said...

I don't see yawning as being part of the equation Annelisa. This was creative and entertaining. 8-)

At December 01, 2006 3:01 am, Blogger that frolicsome kid said...

I really like the poem! Titan the Terrible became Titan the Good. =) And good > evil, and shall always empower evil.

This gives me an idea of taking revenge. Act nice to them, and they will feel guilty about it. =D

At December 01, 2006 10:17 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

:-D Must've been tired of finding alliterations when I wrote about the yawning! But finding the alliterations was no yawning matter - a lot of brain-wracking went into that! :-)

Oh yes, Good should always conquer evil, FK! If it didn't, we'd have all my monsters taking over... and you haven't met the worst of them yet!

I think you're right about the revenge thing too - guilt (for those that have it!) can eat away at a person for a very, veeeery long time... and there's nothing better for making someone feel guilty than someone being nice when they've been horrid!

(my verification= IKHUNCH ! A hunch about how ikky things could be? are? were?... oh stop it, it really is random!... isn't it? )


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