The Jasmine Challenge

I’m so honored to be nominated.

[Hey everybody, I’ve been nominated by to take the Jasmine Challenge! The rules are pretty simple: write way-too much poetry, and clutter up everybody’s reader on weekends and some weekdays. I’m so excited I was nominated! I’d like to thank members of the academy for making this possible; my mom and dad; my choreographer; and the girl who put extra banana peppers on my sandwich at Jimmy John’s last Tuesday. You all are the best!]

In real life, I am really dull.
I even bore myself:
A storage chest of trivia
And wide as a bookshelf.

I don’t use mirrors most the time;
I hate the way I look —
I cannot fix a broken thing,
Nor can I paint or cook.

If your grandad had been a walrus,
That’s your basic me —
It’s fiction writing I would do,
But get reality —

And really, I am just some dude
Among the crowd of faces,
The drop within the ocean, who
Once gone, leaves no real traces –

So I make up awards and write.
Write poems, just like this one:
To live in surreality –
It’s now
My life’s
Real mission

Author: Beleaguered Servant

Owen "Beleaguered" Servant (a/k/a Sibelius Russell) writes poetry mostly, with an occasional pause to have a seizure.

3 thoughts on “The Jasmine Challenge”

  1. i Love you, because of your poetry. keep it coming. You’ve got two paintings on the drawing board inspired by your words, words i could never put together as you do. So I and many others, i am sure, will endure the over abundance of verse just to mine for the gems which occasionally pop up.
    Angel in the dust

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  2. Further it is in your fiction (as well as in your autobiography) that you keep hitting our reality. You are a Prince for reminding your readers who the real you is. We all have to stay grounded or share the consequences-i tried to write a poem about that and the dangers of the internet back in September-Anyway keep making up your fiction.

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