Silver flask in her overcoat pocket,
Raven hair tucked under her hat,
Adjusting the skyship’s lavender sprocket,
She held tight to her calico cat.
With the ships quick descent, the cat flying was sent,
Pulse pounding, she jumped to the ground.
“The one who doth tarry, shall not soon be married”
She quoteth the old bard, long renowned.
Away she went to a place where she meant
Business now and forever amen.
The parson could stand with the innocent man
But his cold heart she would finally win.
*** Ok, seriously, I have no idea where she came from – but there she is!
your skyship mistress is lovely and alive, vibrantly so – how could she not win his heart?
Well, how could she not win his “cold heart?” All that energy and movement – she had to. Love it.
thanks so much for your wonderful comment! K
Hi Kathleen. The first four lines are amazing! Jane
Hi Jane – thanks a bunch! K
Great flow to this..fun to read ;_)
Thanks, Katy – happy you liked it! K
That was indeed fun — and I’m not a cat person. Thanks.
Not a cat person either – not sure why he showed up – thanks for dropping by! K
An excellent bit of storytelling! As soon as I read your title, I was thinking about Final Fantasy… which made me very, very happy. You’ve got some great, detailed descriptions: “Silver flask in her overcoat pocket,” “the skyship’s lavender sprocket,” “her calico cat.” So much personality here. I’m loving the main character. Very cool.
I really like her too – thanks so much – I may need to see if she will return sometime and let us in on her other adventures! K
Fun and funky…my kind of story. 🙂
Happy you liked it! K
Intriguing character. There seems to be an interesting and fun sci fi story waiting to be told behind this. 🙂
Thanks for dropping by – We will see if she shows up again! K
Excellent characterization and a jazzy/bluesy feel to the line work. I liked this a lot. The voice was kool, and made me pour another brandy. My fav kind of poem.
What nice things to say, Henry – so happy you liked it! K
Excellent bouncy words from nowhere!
She is very real and WILL win his heart.
Thanks, Anna – oh I hope so – she seems determined to do so! K
Very vivid description.. I can clearly see her.
Thanks, Bjorn – she appeared rather vividly – K
Lots of fun reading this – and I bet you had fun writing it too. Now, do you want the apostrophe police’s report, or not 🙂
yes, please, great apostrophe wizard : ) K
She needed air 🙂
Apparently! : ) K
Much, fun and nice descriptions, wherever she came from she seemed very determined that’s for sure!
She does seem determined, doesn’t she? I may need to investigate further! Thanks so much for dropping by! K
I love poems that seem to come from nowhere… and this doesn’t disappoint.
Thanks, Laurie – I have a feeling this one is leaving some shaking their heads! : )
What a fun story in verse! Glad she won his heart in the end. Smiles.
Thanks Mary- it was fun to write – K
This reads like a scene from a novel or movie ~ Smiles ~ Like the opening lines best ~
Thank you, Grace – it did seem very vivid when writing – maybe her story will turn up again. K
nice…love the energy in this and how you describe her…like in a movie scene
It was fun to write – thanks Claudia! K
very interesting…a bit og cyberpunk flair to this…a little old, a bit sci fi…but still the age old story as well…love….ha…cool bit kathleen…it took me a minute, but it was a fun ride one the skyship
I know – totally weird! But she showed up so I thought I would share! K
love the description and detail here. The insertion of the quote really adds a different feel and definitely is effective in how it colors the piece as a whole. Nicely done. Thanks
You are too kind! Thanks