Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: “Past and Future.” This prompt challenges you to write a poem using at least one word/concept/idea from each of two specialty dictionaries: Lempriere’s Classical Dictionary and the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction.
Ancient and Futures Oh, snap. The ancient tweet battle began He had to wait till the second edition To burn these so-called Gentlemen The print’s too small they cried It hurts my eyes It’s now impossible To define ‘Metilii’ Not intended for extended perusal A reference of all things ancient I suppose it was folly of me To list that in the fine print So, wait two hundred years, you’ll have your wish Be forewarned you’ll waste your time Scrolling through a myriad of Funny animal videos online
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.