Saturday, April 14, 2018

National Poetry Month - Poetic Asides, Days 13 and 14

Whoops! Missed a day...playing a little catch-up.

Day 13: For today’s prompt, pick an insect (any insect), make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Praying Mantis,” “Ants,” and “Grasshoppers.” I’ll even except other creepy crawlies, like spiders, slugs, and leeches (shiver). Sorry in advance if this prompt gives you the heebie-jeebies; feel free to use insect repellent in your verse.


Yellow Jackets

I love the color yellow, 
but not when it swirls:
around my head, 
near my face,
threatening my place - 
on the porch. 


Day 14: For today’s prompt, write a report poem. I know, I know: Writing a report sounds about as far away from poetry as flying is to a penguin, but many poems report on a moment or an instance or a scene. In your poem (or poems) today, report on something big and important or small and inconsequential (or small and important–or, well, you get the idea).

Attention! Attention!

Tonight he takes the stage
where all the world is,
and he is a player.
Vocalizing the harmony,
moving to the melody,
N'Sync with the rhythm
of performance for
all those that support him.
He outshines the stars
and melts his mama's heart
Tonight, when he takes the stage. 

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