Monday, May 2, 2011

A Poem About A Movie - Indie Ink Challenge

I think I am hooked. I can't stop signing up for the Indie Ink weekly challenges. I am having too much fun!

My challenge this week comes from Katri and it's awesome: A poem inspired by the last movie you saw

The last movie I saw just happened to be out of the trusty RedBox and was "Love and Other Drugs" with Jake Gyllenhaal (yum) and Anne Hathaway. Here is my take on the challenge. Hopefully it gives you an idea of what the plot of the movie is.

I play the players
With an innocent smile
No time for connections
It’s my body they want anyways
And he is no exception

We met under false pretenses
The truth not as important as intentions
His charm and his words
Were no match for me
He never stood a chance

To proclaim sincerity
Falling in love
These are things I just don’t do
And I won’t accept them
From him or anyone

Something to do
A way to pass time
Until my body betrays me
The sickness winning
Ending my game
Sending him on his way with its ugliness

He says he can handle it
That it doesn’t matter
But the truth is his love is conditional
He only wants to be with me
If he can fix me

But he can’t
No one can
This disease bends to no man
And neither will I
I will deal with this on my own
I won’t, no, I can’t let anyone in

I challenged the fabulous Jen O this week. She absolutely killed it! Like beyond! Go check it out. Now! 


  1. I haven't seen that movie but I know Anne Hathaway is naked.

    Really like the last two stanzas a lot.

  2. I loved the poem, and adored this movie. Not only because I have had a thing for AH for years, but because it was a pretty touching storyline.

    Yeah, I bought this movie on Blu-Ray. :)

    Great job capturing the essence of the movie with your words. Super talent.

  3. Yep, you definitely summed up the movie very well! Great job, as always.

  4. i haven't seen the movie yet, but i'm adding it to my netflix queue as we speak! (well, the window is open, i'll add it after i post this comment.) great job!

  5. Haven't seen this movie yet but it is on my "To Watch" list. I loved the poem. Great job. :)

  6. PS - i couldn't find you on the twitters so i'm dropping by here again to let you know there's a little something special for you on my blog! thanks for being so awesome -

  7. Haven't seen the movie yet. Great poem! :D

  8. I've so been looking forward to seeing this, great work! :D I am actually now wanting to see this movie, which I wasn't before, you definitely made it sound more interesting.

  9. I loved this movie and your summation was dead on! Good job!!! :) lol Isn't JG a doll??? I just want to eat him up!

  10. I loved the poem as well, even though I haven't seen the movie. I am surprised you think Jake G is yum. I kind of think he is "meh".

  11. Huh?! You do poetry too?! Get-outta-here!

    I'm having fun reading this week's entries and trying to catch up with last week's.
    This was so good I now have to watch the movie even though I wasn't planning to anytime soon. Maybe studios should have you write poetry accompanying their movies, they might sell better at the box office that way.

    Nicely done!

  12. Great poem! You write so well, be it poetry or prose. I am really in awe

    I wanted to watch this movie when it came out, but my husband didn't want to. And now I am kicking myself for missing this one. Will add it to my Netflix queue. How can I read this poem and not watch the movie?


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