CCC#69: He Who Made Me

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #69

He who made me did not want me
Left me with the empty pots
He who made me didn’t love me
Left me unpainted, here, forgot
He who cast a mould to form me
Upped his roots and departed
He who made me in his image
Made me uncaring and stone-hearted.


These woeful-looking garden gnomes were left behind by a previous occupier, and I just don’t have the heart to trash them.

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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40 Responses to CCC#69: He Who Made Me

  1. castorpblog says:

    I am full of pity for these charming gnomes who don’t know what happend to them and why they are there. A heart of stone however could sometimes come in handy;-)

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  2. Violet Lentz says:

    I wouldn’t either. They look a bit forlorn, but sometimes, so do I and I’d hate to think that was license for trashing…..

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  3. Wow! I truly love your poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sadje says:

    Love your poem. They look dejected and forlorn.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Really great poetry filled with emotions. And to think you created it from those unusual gnomes.

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  6. Brian Bixby says:

    I’m feeling sad for garden gnomes.

    This is quite disturbing.

    But congratulations on evoking the emotional reaction you were aiming for.

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  7. Ben Naga says:

    Perhaps a lick or two of paint will give them fresh vitality. Then you could give them a new life via your favourite charity shop. You may even enjoy doing the painting. 🙂

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  8. But they look so happy!

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  9. Lynn Love says:

    Love the form of this, that repetition works really well, Crispina. You almost have me feeling sorry for them – almost!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Dale says:

    This is so good, you have us feeling sad for the gnomes (and yet, happy that you chose to keep them, so they should feel uplifted by now!)

    Liked by 1 person

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