Deb at San Diego Momma is hosting PROMPTuesday #37: Book Club.
This week’s prompt: What was the best book you’ve ever read and why? If you’d like to creative this week’s PROMPT up, write your post as a poem, in the voice of the main character, as a review, or a book jacket teaser.
When this war is over, the South will give birth
An abundance of cotton will spring from red earth
High in their saddles the gentry will ride
While ladies await them glowing with pride
A confederate victory is undoubtedly close
But no triumph for love, only love’s ghost
Mine will come home to the arms of another
And I, the young widow of my nemesis’ brother
Donning black everyday is rather unbearable
Making that ill-fated marriage all the more terrible
Still, a faint stir developed under my corset tight
When the swarthy dark captain stood by the light
At once I felt dizzy, which he knew and enjoyed
He looked at me and through me; I grew annoyed
Then quivering with feelings I could not name
I knew that he wanted me, and I felt no shame
He tipped his brimmed hat as a gentleman would
And laid eyes on my bosom as no gentleman should
I turned up my chin, my green eyes flashed with ire
But from bonnet to boots, I burned with desire
He walked out of the room with no backward glance
My eyes fixed on the door as if in a trance
“Fiddle-dee-dee!” was all I could say
After all . . . tomorrow is another day.
I would love to know what was your favorite novel and why?
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