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The prompt was to write about an action. I had written the first line in a comment on a news story that was very messed up and decided to write about crossing lines today. This is a Rispetto poem, I am really liking this form.
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The prompt was to write about a plant. Haiku don’t have titles, as many of you who have read that post know, so I wrote a tanka.
This is a palindrome or mirror poem. Click on the tags to seem similar poems, or look at the suggestions under this post. The prompt was to take a line from another poem written for this challenge and start another poem with that line. See the haiku I took the first line from HERE.
I fell behind. I just can’t write every day. I definitely can’t blog 5 days a week. I will never understand the people that do. I also don’t understand forcing yourself to do it.
So I fell behind and catching up is going to be hard, but I am going to try. After I eat some lunch I will try to post my other poems. Sorry I missed posting a haiku yesterday – I did post a tanka today. Go to the Home page, or the Tanka category to see it.
Today’s prompt was to write about temptation. As you know, I do not like writing exactly what I know everyone else is going to write for a prompt. So I choose not to write about what normally comes to mind when one hears the word “temptation” and instead wrote about the kind of temptation that we give into all too often. Overeating and not exercising. This poem is a nonet. Have you been writing poetry this month?
Today we are supposed to write either a love poem or an anti-love poem. Anti-love is what I do all of the time so I thought it would be a real challenge if I wrote a love poem. But I decided to do both! I wrote an anti-love poem to get it out of my system, and then I wrote another love poem for my husband. Here are a haiku and a mirror poem, more correctly called a palindrome. It can be a tough form to write for but I wrote this one in five minutes. What do you think?
roses that won’t bloom
there was water, soil, and sunlight
but nothing grew
The rules for writing a palindrome are: 1. You must use the same words in the first half of the poem as the second half, but 2. reverse the order for the second half, and 3. use a word in the middle as a bridge from the first half to the second half of the poem.
like red rose
it for you, bloomed
no wondering or wandering
wandering or wondering, no
bloomed, you for it
rose red, like love
of the whole world you
are my other shoe
very soon I knew
you would take me through
we did not need glue
we are never blue
Today we had to write about our favorite something. Since I had said I would write love poetry this month, I wrote this for my groom. We have amazing chemistry and have never doubted that we are supposed to be together. So here’s a happy little fun poem about that for national poetry writing day 16.
I am the Door
I am the tall wooden front door
you must pass through me to explore
the people inside
dirty shoes can’t hide
you’ve been eyed
off my floor
read the news
drag our boys
off to war
Today’s prompt was to write a report poem. My mind immediately went to today’s news. I planned to have a fun day. I woke up to find my seeing-eye glasses nearly broke, and Twitter Moments telling me that Trump launched bombs at Syria last night and no one mentioned it to me, or in my feeds. At least I got a decent night’s sleep. I must be getting old. Instead of insisting we launch bombs and shout down any and every injustice in the world, I was perfectly content to shore up our borders and just sit here quietly, as a country. I knew so many young men who went to Iraqi and Afghanistan and came back with deep scars. I don’t want to do this again, I just don’t.
It’s not cowardice, it’s weariness. I tire of broken men and crying mothers. I tire of the loud noise of anger. I am tired of smelling violence and seeing the shudders of fear. Because war affects us all. And folks, I’m so tired of it all.