Day 29 – National Poetry Month

April 29, 2019 Prompt #29: Write a poem about your interpretation of abstract art. Abstraction When a painter yields colorsWhen a writer yields charactersWhen a poet yields rhythmsWhen a sculptor yields realismWhen an artist yieldsControlAnd all that’s left isYouDo you run?Do you look away?Do you close your eyes?Do you stare?Do you… stare? – Pablo Rubín…

Day 28 – National Poetry Month

April 28, 2019 Prompt #28: Write a poem about yourself in which nothing is true. Me? As he stares at the mirrorThe mirror stares back at himThe reflection he seesdoes not reflect what he feels. Is he really the happy, smiling boythe mirror makes him out to be?Does the reflection reflect the truth?Or does he…

Day 26 – National Poetry Month

April 26, 2019 Prompt #26: Write a poem about your shadow. Shadow I truly am who I am in the dark.Apart from fake smiles, prying eyesand positive remarks;it’s a deep abyss of lies…as the umbrage takes over the light. Shadow, bear with mein hate and pleasureas I expose my real natureto the comfort of your…

Day 22 – National Poetry Month

April 22, 2019 Prompt #22: Movie Character: Write a poem about a character from a recent movie you watched. Our Archeological Savior The Ark of the Covenant The Temple of Doom The Holy Grail The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull He’s been through it all Indiana Jones saves lives Saves archeological findings And, most importantly,…

Day 21 – National Poetry Month

April 21, 2019 Prompt #21: Food: Write a poem about food. Food Dreams With my recent operation Food has been just a dream I can eat only liquids While I yearn for some meat The sweet taste of meat Of chicken Of fish Of anything other than Ensure Would bring a smile to my face…

Day 13 – National Poetry Month

April 13, 2019 Prompt #13: Parallel Universe: Imagine yourself living a completely different life, based on making a different decision that impacted everything else. My Life’s Pages Some days I stop and wonder What if I hadn’t opened the first book? The one that took me under A spell that held me captive Had I…

Day 12 – National Poetry Month

April 12, 2019 Prompt #12: Time Freeze: What would happen for you if the world froze? Wartime This feeling of a never-ending drop and life moving way too fast, I need time to stop, And to make peace last. A world now amidst a war, A war the world is far from ready for; If…

Day 8 – National Poetry Month

April 8, 2019 Prompt #8: Imagine weather indoors: a thunderstorm in the kitchen, a tornado in the family room. weather inside the house Clouds gather near the ceiling Lightning flashes and thunder booms Darkness signals that rain is nearing It splashes down and floods the rooms The formerly made bed now in tatters The vase…

Day 6 – National Poetry Month

April 6, 2019 Prompt #6: To do list: Write about the things you need to do, a project you have worked on for a long time, your bucket list, etc. Distractions I probably couldconsidering that I definitely should,but the Mind wanders,demanding attention be paid to an undeserving distractionand although I shouldn’t, I still could. –…

Day 5 – National Poetry Month

April 5, 2019 Prompt #5: How-to: Write a poem based on how to do a simple task, such as making a cup of coffee. How to Rest Close your eyesTake my handFollow me into the mistLet the fairies flutter near youLet your body rise; levitateBecome weightless among these meadowsSmile in the comfort of the fresh,…