Monday, September 26, 2011
Second Campaign Challenge AND a Terse Review
The Second Campaign Challenge is on!
Write a blog post in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, whether flash fiction, non-fiction, humorous blog musings, poem, etc. The blog post should:
• include the word "imago" in the title
• include the following 4 random
words: "miasma," "lacuna," "oscitate," "synchronicity,"
If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional and included in the word count), make reference to a mirror in your post.
For those who want an even greater challenge (optional), make your post 200 words EXACTLY!
So because I'm champion multi-tasker (ha) and I'm supporting Banned Books Week and...AND I wanted to review the fabulousness that is Ellen Hopkins' Perfect, I thought I'd take care of all three with one post! Or at least try.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a poet, and I know it. Try to enjoy anyway. :)
Shatter the Imago: Review of Perfect
Four seniors, mirroring parental expectation
Four lives, intertwining, paralleled
but not in synchronicity
Related by events
Desires to break the mold
Cara—raised in toxic miasma,
parental vapors reeking of unattainable expectation.
She’s with Sean.
But prefers Dani(elle)
Is it better to be dead to yourself
Or alive with someone else?
Size two is not enough
Starvation seems the only road to her perfection
Be the best
Can steroids bridge the high school-Stanford lacuna?
Dancer hiding in parental ambition’s shadow
Fortune 500 is the future
Mom, Dad? Will you ever understand?
To thine own self be true?
Perfect is raw, edgy
Emotion explodes off the page
Choking tears, I oscitate
Yearn to reach through the pages
Save Cara from Sean
Save Andre from his parents
Save Kendra from herself
Ellen covers it all
She gets it
She gets them
By family, friends
To be “perfect”
Perfect conveys the exhilaration
and the consequences of striving to live up
to imagos formed from birth
And being who you are
instead of who you’re expected to be
If you liked my terse 200-word review, head over to Rach Writes and like my entry. (I'm #119!)
And don't forget to enter my Banned Books Giveaway! I'm giving away copies of Perfect and The Perks of Being a Wallflower! Click here for details.