In shadows of what’s yet to come – he hides
intentions of the kills he will commit.
He walks the streets alone – a handsome man,
in alleys where the ladies are for sale,
his fingers priestlike but a rippers mind.
His deeds will harrow us for centuries,
the echoes of his silent steps – are heard
as Jack still hunts the street for other girls
Today, he’s called a john – he rips the souls
of tortured women far from home
Since Jack’s a john – distinguished man
as man of honor, he will leave his home
and kiss his loving wife and say goodbye
a carnivore who hunts the streets
to ravish daughters of his neighborhood
Today Tony has us to write blankverse in dVerse. I used a traditional pentameter. It’s funny once you get hooked on blankverse it’s very hard to stop. The picture comes from Angela’s Visdare prompt, and I saw the ellusive Jack the ripper in the picture, and wanted to draw a paralell to the johns still roaming the streets.
March 27, 2014