All in the name

I was his universe,
but now I’m old,
and youth shines in you,
will you love him more than I?
I named him after Merlin,
A Mothers choice, for wisdom,
so I ask you,
Are you trying to steal my Mer, maid?


32 thoughts on “All in the name

  1. YeshuM 30/06/2014 / 5:40 pm

    Lovely way to twist the prompt around. I haven’t read a better piece up until now. This is beautiful!


    • Claudette 30/06/2014 / 8:19 pm

      I’m all for play. Thanks for your comment.


  2. kazg10 30/06/2014 / 6:58 pm

    Another great poem C! Well done.


    • Claudette 30/06/2014 / 8:45 pm

      Always felt a bit sad for him, Nimue tricked him with love.


      • That Unique* Weblog 30/06/2014 / 8:46 pm

        Depends on the storyteller, right? I’m a huge Mists of Avalon nut, so, you know…


        • Claudette 30/06/2014 / 8:55 pm

          yes, I loved that book, read it many, many, many years ago, though truth to tell I have forgotten most of it now, but it is my preferred “Arthurian” story.


  3. Jennifer G. Knoblock 30/06/2014 / 9:14 pm

    *applause, applause* The mother me gets it, and the wordplay-lover me loves it.


    • Claudette 01/07/2014 / 7:36 am

      *gentle bow of gratitude*. I had fun with this. hanks for your lovely comment.


  4. tnkerr 30/06/2014 / 10:41 pm

    Nicely done – I actually know a guy named Merlon, with an ‘O’.


  5. Kir Piccini 30/06/2014 / 11:56 pm

    Oh! So creative and wonderful. The wordplay was astounding.


  6. innatejames 01/07/2014 / 4:40 am

    ooo, a mother losing her son to a bride. So creative, Claudette, and you know I’m all about the wordplay!


    • Claudette 01/07/2014 / 7:42 am

      Thanks Nate. I enjoyed yours too, very tricksy words.


  7. C.C. 01/07/2014 / 1:16 pm

    As a mother, this certainly strikes the heart…..and what remarkable word play you’ve employed!!


    • Claudette 01/07/2014 / 5:39 pm

      I like to play with words, sometimes what I make is not recognisable, but this was fun.


  8. Meg 01/07/2014 / 9:42 pm

    Nicely played, Claudette!


  9. Marcy 01/07/2014 / 10:21 pm

    I love your clever use of the comma 🙂


    • Claudette 02/07/2014 / 6:33 am

      As I get older I seem to have acquired a comma addiction, which has started to get a bit out of control. 🙂


  10. KymmInBarcelona 01/07/2014 / 10:31 pm

    Excellent take and great play with words.


    • Claudette 02/07/2014 / 6:34 am

      Playing is what it is all about for me, thanks Kymm.


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