April 13th: Voices

Prompt: Write a poem based on something you heard a stranger say.

All those whispers in the hall

It makes me feel like I’m about to fall

Thinking about what they are talking about

And without a doubt

I heard…

You see him, they say

I feel like their prey

Don’t listen I hear

There I see my peer

Taking me away from my fear

He tells me, you hear?

And that’s when I listened

And heard absolutely nothing

~ Pablo Ramírez

April 12: looking for water in the fridge

Prompt: Write a poem on how to do something mundane most people take for granted, such as how to tie your shoes, how to turn on a lamp, how to pour a cup of coffee.

The feel of a metal handle in the palm of your hand,

sleek and co ld.

The sound of a door being opened,

SUDDEN and familiar.

The cold grazes the top of your fingers,

l i g h t and pleasant.

Inside the white pool you reach,

Long—————ing and n ee dy.

The plastic is cool to the touch,

bUmPy and weak.

You squeeze and twist until you’re done,

H e a v e n l y and sweet,

An arm moves towards you,

ecstatic! and relieved : )

The clear liquid slithers down your throat,

satisfaction and eXCITEMENT

and you feel so much better,

Happy and p repare d.

~ Rocío Colón

April 8th: The notions of a dreamer

Prompt: Make a list of your favorite words and write a poem that uses them creatively.

I want to be captivated

I want to be left with the feeling of pure astonishment

Not of a landscape or beautiful words that are flirted

Nor a memory that makes me feel content.

But of seeing something rare yet marvelous 

something that leaves you without a gasp of breath

and nurtures your curiosity with forcefulness 

A moment so powerful that it distracts you from the fear of death

I want to feel a connection so deep 

that I forget all the bad nooks in the world 

And love warms my heart as I sleep 

when I’m lying, curled in my bed

I want to be captivated by something that makes me speechless

something that stops my words because of their boldness

~ Alejandra Castro

April 7th: Spirit

Prompt: Write about how your favorite song made you feel when you first heard it.

As I turned up the radio, I felt a distinct sensation
Quick dashing waves got me going
Fire flowing through my veins
My feet began to dance
The rest of my body followed

I wanted to jump, run, dance, sing
I felt power, nothing could stop me
I was the King of the world
I felt there was nothing I could not do

Great rhythm, beat, and lyric
Lots of emotion, intensity, and energy
Can’t Hold Us, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
I had to listen again

~ José Méndez

April 6th: Out of Order

Prompt: Turn on the radio/tv to any channel. Write a poem inspired by the first thing you hear.

I blinked at the sign

Money in hand

It wasn’t possible

So I took a step back

The man to my right

Frowned as I froze

My eyes wide and bright

Face pale in shock

But he couldn’t have known

The fear that I felt

When I looked at the vending machine

And its words were my own

~ Lucía Garrido

April 5th: A Dive Into A Book

Prompt: Write a poem on how to do something mundane most people take for granted (In this case, it is reading).

You open a novel, in it, thousands of words

Just ink printed on paper, but it fills you with despair

The stories you read about get so close to your heart

That sometimes they threaten to tear it apart

The endless journeys you experience

Always manage to make you delirious

And even though some might fill you with pain

From buying more you can never restrain

For they bring you happiness and glee

Making your life more complete

~ Mia González and Estefania Berio

April 2nd: A look into the cyclone

Prompt: Write a poem that finds the good in something terrible.

Fear and power united in one

Devastation conquering below

Setting everyone into a run

Leaving things forgo

Whilst the eye of the storm dwindled through time

And the families let go of each other

Determination arises past noontime

Known even by the lovers

What was once havoc, turned into cooperation

Even the foes joined in hand

To distribute the rations

And to take a stand

Protection and worry was overcrowded by love

Which they will use to lifts each other above

~ Alejandra Castro

April 1st: Farewell Once More

The reason I hid it so suddenly

I barely know

Every word still clings

Lying deep in my so forlorn heart

Their delicacy and soft touch

Still holds me tenderly

Those delicate verses

No matter how plain, how effortless

Are each so distinctive, so personal

And I can simply, never allow their leave

So, I ask myself once more


If so dear and pure

Did I hide it so suddenly

~ Catalina Echegoyen