Asleep

still water

  Sleeping Prophet

Someone awaken
our sleeping prophet
we’re drowning
He arises unfazed
is he a prophet
or a mad man
the calm waves answer

 

I really like taking a prompt on Twitter, where people write the same boring micro poems about sex over and over, and writing one about Jesus. I hope that it stops people in their tracks. I hope people question what they have been writing about when they come across my micro poems. I mean come on guys! How many poems do you think people want about

kissing/licking/gazing

or sliding/caressing/walking/gliding

your fingers over her/his

[insert word for skin/flesh/lips here]

and it made me feel

[insert clever word for excited here]

If you click on the hashtag and read what others have tweeted, you will find at least 4 poems in a row like the one I just described. It is not original at all, and therefore not interesting or shocking or romantic. I also consider you a one-trick-pony if that type of poem is all that is on your timeline. There are several poets that I have quit following on Twitter because that same boring poem is what they tweet all day long. I’m not saying I’m great, but at least I’m trying not to be boring.

This particular poem was written for a #ntitle prompt.

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