Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Write a poem that delves into the meaning of your first or last name.
What's in a Name? Long ago when I was king Sparta’s ruler with crown and ring Sitting on my gilded throne I could not imagine my name not known Named for the lion, a regal beast Devour my enemies on which I feast A dream I had of a massive tome Two lines I’m granted, and now this poem No grand legacies I created, thus I’m mentioned sparsely by Herodotus A trivial figure I may be But at least when people speak of me My name rolls off the tongue with ease Not as my father’s, Eurycratides
Read it again on Medium.com (yes, I do get paid/read): Day 14
Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures, Journeys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.