Prose for Thought – The End Result

Welcome to this week’s Prose for Thought and thank you to everyone who linked up last week. As you may know, Helen from All at Sea and I both co-edit the BritMums Poetry and Prose round-up. This month is Helen’s turn and you can see her post here.

This week I haven’t really felt that creative for some reason or another. I am in a more pratical mood. So, I decided to go through my old poetry book which sits in my cupboard full of poems and song lyrics and I came across a poem I wrote when I joined a writing circle for a period of time after I had Grace and lived with my Mum. Whilst there one evening we were given the title ‘The End Result’ and this is what I came up with in the ten minutes we were given.

The End Result

Time to enter
The cold, dank courtroom
Eyes staring, glaring
An atmosphere of anticipation
What’s the end result?

Time to enter
The stuffy, robed Judge
Sympathetic or accusing
Which way will he turn?
What’s the end result?

Time to enter
The confused accused
Stammering, stuttering
Will he say the right thing?
What’s the end result?

Time to enter
The decided Jury
Minds mind up
Verdict? Guilty.
That’s the end result

© Victoria F J Welton 21st February 2008

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  1. Helen
    February 8, 2014 / 6:29 pm

    Wow! Impressive in ten minutes! I like the way it builds up to the ending- a snipet of a bigger story!
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  2. February 7, 2014 / 5:52 am

    hi,victoria its first time here .and i really liked reading others and of course you.hope you read mine.

  3. February 6, 2014 / 4:11 pm

    Great poem hun, especially for the time limit you had! Have linked up with someone else’s work that has particularly resonated with me this week xx
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  4. Emma from over at LIFE AS IT IS
    February 6, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    Guilty as charged of being very creative most of the time and needing a break some of the time. Put your feet up and the kettle on! Love ya x
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  5. February 6, 2014 / 10:41 am

    Great poem! It’s pretty impressive that you came up with that in ten minutes – you’re very talented.
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  6. Mrs Teepot
    February 6, 2014 / 9:56 am

    Very interesting piece. Impressive it took you only 10 minutes. I’m one of those fiddlers, I write the bones of a poem and them tweak it quite a lot after!
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  7. Maddy@writingbubble
    February 6, 2014 / 9:21 am

    I’m very impressed that you write that in just ten minutes! I like ‘the cold, dank courtroom with eyes staring, glaring’ Creates a strong sense of atmosphere in only a few words!
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  8. February 6, 2014 / 9:12 am

    WOW writing that in ten minutes, girl you are amazing! I love the anticipation building. Nothing better than reading something that so many can read things into it and yet leave us thinking about it at the end. Or creating our own ending in our heads.
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  9. Sarah Miles
    February 6, 2014 / 7:50 am

    I really enjoyed this, the anticipation building through the poem. It’s amazing what you can write under pressure! xx
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  10. February 6, 2014 / 7:39 am

    Wow, you wrote that in ten minutes! How lovely to be part of a creative group like that. I like the way you build the anticipation and leave us wondering.
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  11. Stephanie
    February 6, 2014 / 7:30 am

    I love that this poem is called The End Result but is left open so you never actually get the end result!
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