So for today’s prompt at Real Toads Rommy asks us:
to give a voice to a villain (fictional only please). What makes them so villainous? Do they feel justified in their villainy? Or perhaps, like in the Wicked Witch’s case, is there part of the story we may not have been told?
Please be sure to let us know the name of the villain and the story in which they appear in the process notes. And as always, stop by and enjoy your fellow poet’s words.
there could only ever be one
such as i
( despite YOUR protestations )
you (all) must understand that
this is not
a contrivance on any part
but quite (simply) the facts as presented
here for you ( pay attention! oh why do i bother?)
herein lies the issue that has
plagued me since the book* was writ
i might add]
none of (YOUR) race of
are capable of dining at this high table
make a spirited case
i shall dispose of
as and when
i choose to
justification of any kind
is for the idiotic
and requires an understanding
i am elevated so far beyond your ability
that conversing with you all
a situation quite impossible
however in the spirit of the chase
i offer (YOU) a glimpse into the heart
of the matter
a final problem to solve
why am I so?
i shall impart but two words
*Professor James Moriarty is the celebrated author of ‘The Dynamics of an Asteroid’
Upon it’s publication Sherlock Holmes is quoted as having said that the book ” ascends to such rarefied heights of pure mathematics…..that there is no man in the scientific press capable of criticizing it?”
** Early in Moriarty’s career and before he became ‘despicably evil’ his servant oversaw the death of his favorite flowering plant. Seeds of despicable sown here perhaps? Moriarty directs his poem in parts at Holmes. Luring him perhaps towards one final encounter.
The adventure of the final problem is a short story by British writer Arthur Conan Doyle featuring his detective character Sherlock Holmes. It was first published in Strand Magazine in December 1893. It appears in book form as part of the collection The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle later ranked “The Final Problem” fourth on his personal list of the twelve best Holmes stories.