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 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.