Fun: Day 25: A Falling Poem

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Day 25: For today’s prompt, write a falling poem. This could be about the physical act of falling (like someone tying your shoelaces together), or it could be symbolic falling (such as falling in love). With only five days left (after today), we’re quickly falling out of another poem-a-day challenge. Make these last few days count, or at least, fall forward toward the finish line. (source: poeticasides.org)

For My Eyes Only

Falling up the stairs takes talent
I’ve done it a few times
Then glanced quickly over each shoulder
To see if my performance had an audience.
Regained my momentum,
Took a new breath
And took another step forward.
It’s important to keep going.

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Fun: Day 24: A Prayer Poem

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Day 24: For today’s prompt, write a prayer poem.  Your prayer poem could be religious, but it doesn’t have to be.  People can pray to make it to work on time.  Or to be rich.  Or even for the rain.  It’s completely up to you what you’re poem is about.

My Prayer Poem

Lord,
My days have so many loose ends
I feel as though I might trip
Mentally, physically, spiritually.
Please sit down with me
And help me tie your love
Around my day.
We could do “bunny ears” if you want!

(“Bunny ears” was one way I taught my boys to tie their shoes, making a big loop from each shoelace, hence the ears, and then tying them.) 

Fun: Day 23: A Quit What You’re Doing Poem

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Day 23: For today’s prompt, write a quit doing what you’re doing poem.  This could be about something you need to quit doing or that someone or something else should quit doing.  (source: poeticasides.org)

Effortless

I quit gardening
Just for this year
And maybe next
I don’t know
I am finding immense pleasure
In the view from my window
To see stubborn sunflowers
Arise from last year’s lushness
And this year’s nothingness.

Fun: Day 22: An Only One in the World Poem

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Day 22: For today’s prompt, write an “only one in the world” poem. This only one in the world might be a person, an animal, a place, or an object. Think of someone or something unique and write.  (source: poeticasides.org)
Embrace Me

Choices clutter my time.
Just show me one type of phone,
one kind of cookbook.

Make it easy on me
because I’m in a place=
where decisions are difficult
And your hug
will cause me to pause
and help me feel clear minded again.

Fun: Day 21: A Second Thoughts Poem

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Day 21: For today’s prompt, write a second thoughts poem. You could have second thoughts about something you’ve done or thought in the past. You could write about someone (or something) else having second thoughts. Or you could even take a poem you wrote earlier in the month and flip it in a new direction. (source: poeticasides.org)

The Loop

My mind keeps asking
questions I can’t answer
about why she had to suffer
and leave us
and then a mental hiccup happens
and I smile because
I then keep recalling
how precious sisterhood was and
I begin remembering how much I still love her.

Fun: Day 20: Message in a Bottle Poem

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Day 20: For today’s prompt, write a message in a bottle poem.  Imagine that your poem is being rolled up and put in a bottle for someone to read.  Or if you want to come at it in a different way, think of it as a poem left in a time capsule or hidden away in your sock drawer.  (source: poeticasides.org)

The Cache

Coordinates lead you to me
where beneath an old oak tree
you look and find a camo egg
whose message says, “You won!”

Fun: Day 19: Love poem

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Day 19: Write a love poem or an anti-love poem. (source: poeticasides.org)

Aroma

I love the smell of cooking
I wish I did it more
But with my work and family
I feel no time’s in store.

I wish I had a magic wand
So ingredients would appear
Cooking is my therapy
I think the time is near!