Brian’s prompt this week is to use the poetic device “Anaphora,” which is when lines begin with the same words. My poem was inspired by that, plus a “Weekend Writing Prompt” to include the word Goodnight in a piece of exactly 45 words. It’s too late to link up that one (especially because it was from 2 weekends ago!), but without further ado, here is my post for today! Linked with JusJoJan.
Goodnight, no more lullabies.
Goodnight, no more stories before bedtime.
Goodnight, I still hope for sweet dreams,
“Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite”
And try to get 8 hours of sleep.
Hoping to Dreamland peacefully to go,
Goodnight — also hoping for a happy tomorrow.
3 prompts fulfilled in just 19 words — FOWC: Stupendous, MVB: Information, and the Weekend Writing Prompt (even though it’s not the weekend anymore).
Even with the din of
Too much information
Assaulting our ears.
Feed hope, not fear.
A 40-word free-verse poem for the Weekend Writing Prompt and for MLMM’s Saturday Mix: Opposing Forces. I’m really liking the Weekend Writing Prompts, especially when they are short. 🙂 My poems tend to be relatively short.
Too much time in the desert,
The drought-dry place starved of rain,
Always wondering, waiting, praying for an oasis —
Found when an act of love
Triumphs over unkind rays of hate:
It’s not a mirage, although
It may be brief.
For FOWC: Subsequent and for the “Weekend Writing Prompt.”
What’s in my journal written in ink,
Is not then subsequently carved in heavy
Stone, even if it often feels that way.
I wrote this double Tetractys yesterday for the Saturday Mix, also inspired by the weekend writing prompt. This is the first time I am posting for the WWP, though not the first time I have tried it. Also linking up with the Writers’ Pantry at PSU.
Coming from days
Years, long ago, decades in the distance Continue reading