Tag: poem

2-in-1: a Christmas poem for all the December babies

cat sitting by the fire, purring Elvis sings blue Christmas to the grinding of wind up toys smells of food, fire, and pine needles treasured ornaments twirl gently like girls with new skirts box for me with striped foil paper tag reads ‘merry christmas’;…

Poetry Prompts: Sand

Accumulating in my eyes Pouring through an hourglass Turrets climbing into the skies A castle never built to last A new commodity Shipped to the wealthiest beaches Oh what a peculiar oddity The way nothing escapes capitalism’s reaches Beneath my toes Shifting in the…

Daily Prompt: Captivating

cages. collars. manacles. chains. camps. iron shackles. cops. cordons. ID laws. courts. congress. silence falls. curfews. contained. building walls. comfort. complicit. captivating animals. via Daily Prompt: Captivating

Daily Prompt: Typical – Tie Pie Cal

Tie Pie Cal lives in a small town But her bakery’s known for miles around No one’s more nimble with pastry dough No one’s cream peaks just so But the number one thing for which she’s known Is the eponymous Tie Pie, which makes…

The Day That Didn’t Exist

wedding poem the day that didn't exist ghost story

I drift aimless through the empty pews Didn’t anyone hear the news? What’s a bride with no groom? Where’re the happy faces to fill the room? No bouquets, no sashes, not even petals When I think back, that familiar fog settles Is the date…

Daily Prompt: Encrusted – The Northwest Passage

The wind howls, but the sails are still Stiffened in the inescapable chill Rigging once full of avian cries Now just cloth encrusted with ice Creaking wood moans low under the wind Trapped and left with nothing to defend In the bowels, straps and…

Daily Prompt: Constant

Change is constant This is all we know I’m a spring singer a summer sojourner in autumn, an artist and a winter writer Live in an instant Just go with the flow I’m always uncomfortable because I’m always changing my identity’s portable we’re not…

Daily Prompt: Suspicious

Can I borrow your phone? Why not? What’s going on? Is that a new cologne? C’mon, throw me a bone I love you, I don’t want to lose this Wake me each morning with a kiss Tell me I’m the only one you miss…

Daily Prompt: Lecture

Make sure you use the appropriate pencil Don’t draw freeform, use this stencil Armed police keep you safer than a fence will Dress for Jesus, and don’t be sinful We don’t want you led astray, we’ll blur out those pixels That’s a fire hazard,…

Writing Prompt: If English Could Change

There’d be no obsession over he or she, only a loving devotion to we Socialism would stop meaning communism and instead mean the way forward Ambition would reveal its sinister undertones, taken away from the words atheist and agnostic Immigrants would not be called…

Be Wilder: an advice poem

Be wilder: Baby girl please don’t age; you’re so pretty Be wilder: Pretend you’re a ballerina Be wilder: But be nicer to Tina Be wilder: One day you’ll travel the planet Be wilder: Make a wish; the candles are lit Be wilder: But don’t…