Collage Prompt: Poem – Florette – “Such Guests” #amwriting #poetry #writing 

Thank you to MindLoveMosery’s Menagerie for hosting this collage prompt:


MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie


My guest house, resides within

But I don’t feel right allowing–

Just anyone inside my own home

Guests like to roam, to destroy where they now reside. 


My favourite friend is joy visiting, 

She shines brightly and never winces.

Anger comes in with wretched face

I tell him grace, will calm his raging –fire he spits


Sorrow sacks the house, with no words, 

Brings anger and hurt with her to purge. 

But I serve them tea; she cries with tears,

Cries out all fears, sets the house right with kindness emerge.


All these emotions come and go, 

Cathartic it feels, clearing my woes. 

Honouring them all, realize

These woes humanize me, make space within my soul. 


Malice and shame, they wound the most, 

Ridicule my manners as host. 

Hate my guest house, demand refund. 

But they’re both numb; I learn from such awful ghosts. 


My inner guest house is free for —

New glories to stride in and pour, 

Grace and mercy within my life

Now relieved strife fled, created much in me —more


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved. 


16 thoughts on “Collage Prompt: Poem – Florette – “Such Guests” #amwriting #poetry #writing 

  1. joyroses13 November 21, 2016 / 3:52 am

    Very good! I like the “new glories to stride in and pour grace and mercy within my life.”

    Liked by 2 people

  2. michnavs November 21, 2016 / 6:13 am

    Wow…so brilliant…i love at how you put all those emotions together in a one and creates one beautiful piece of literature..

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 November 21, 2016 / 6:27 pm

      Thanks so much. I’m happy you enjoyed this. It was based off the quote/poem a lot in the collage.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Melinda Kucsera November 21, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    evocative poem Mandy, it really made me stop and think especially these lines: “All these emotions come and go,

    Cathartic it feels, clearing my woes.

    Honouring them all, realize —

    These woes humanize me, make space within my soul.” excellent poem for the season!

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 November 21, 2016 / 6:03 pm

      Thank you Melinda. That was my favourite florette verse too. It’s weird to think we need these bad things on our lives to make us better and prepare of us for better.

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      • Melinda Kucsera November 22, 2016 / 2:22 am

        You’re welcome and you’re right. As much as I hate to admit it, without the bad, we can’t appreciate the good.

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  4. rosemawrites November 22, 2016 / 3:38 am

    you never fail to amaze me. the metaphor. the personification. this is just so good. a masterpiece.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 November 22, 2016 / 4:54 am

      Thanks Rosema. It was based of the poem/writing in the collage actually. But it worked well for the poem. Thank you for the compliments 🙂


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