Tuesday, April 3, 2018

National Poetry Month - Poetic Asides, Day 3

Today is a Two-for-Tuesday prompt, which means you can pick one prompt or the other, do both separately, or mix both together. Do whatever makes you feel good. Here are the prompts:

  1. Write a stop poem.
  2. Write a don’t stop poem.
Remember: These prompts are just springboards; you have the freedom to jump in any direction you want.

Here's my attempt at a stop poem:

I've hurt for so long that I don't
know what normal is anymore.
Ongoing forces strike at my throat
and stab in the underscore.
Swollen and dry, clamored and
red, I didn't relish before:
The simplicity of life, of food,
of wine that I really should have adored.

To the powers that be: heal me.


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