2016 Nov PAD Chapbook Challenge Day 18 – ‘The Lure of the Limelight’

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Today’s prompt:

Write a poem that uses the following six words:

  • band
  • logic
  • pack
  • web
  • froth
  • clean

You can write a sestina, villanelle, free verse, or haiku. Just be sure to use the six words in any possible combination that you can manage.

So for this prompt, I set myself the challenge of writing a villanelle, something I had not attempted before. Trying to do this and somehow work in all 6 words was no mean feat, but I think I managed it! Enjoy, and let me know if I’ve messed up the form anywhere!

The Lure of the Limelight

They stepped boldly into the spotlight,
The band of fond yesterdays,
Music ignited the crowd tonight.

Their spirit shined so bright,
Burning all cold logic away,
They stepped boldly into the spotlight.

Wild packs of fans did unite,
All lost in a nostalgic daze,
Music ignited the crowd tonight.

Sending the crowd’s mouths frothing outright,
And soon setting the stage ablaze,
They stepped boldly into the spotlight.

The lyrics fans did perfectly recite,
Lost in a tangled web of blind praise,
Music ignited the crowd tonight.

And then so ends their time in the limelight,
Cleaners left to tidy a horde’s temporary craze,
They stepped boldly into the spotlight,
Music ignited the crowd tonight.

Last year’s poem for Day 18: ‘A Notebook Lies Dormant’

Like this poem? Read more in my first poetry collection, ‘The Awakening’, available NOW for download as an eBook on Amazon. Check it out here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B017BZBH6M

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