Poem-A-Day Challenge: Days 10-12

Fell behind this weekend; catching up in bulk!

Prompt: Write a poem about Friday.

Prompt: Write a poem about an object (or objects).

Prompt: Take the phrase “So we decided to (blank)” and fill in the blank. Make that your title and write a poem.

ODE TO FRIDAY

Friday used to be a relief,
a moment to exhale after
a week on the grindstone,
something to look forward to
spending money on, time
with, toasts in honor of
— the start of something
better.

Nowadays, it’s nothing more
than the name of a tacky chain
chain restaurant, a momentary
distraction, barely enough time
to catch your breath, and the start
of the countdown
to Monday.

*****

OBJECT LESSONS

The object of the game
is to score more points
than our opponent,
but when you’re eight
years old,
it can be as simple as
keeping your glove up
and attention focused
so you don’t take a ball
in the face.

*****

SO WE DECIDED TO MAKE A CHANGE

When I mess around with
my site’s template, tweak
tags, add pictures to old posts,
links to new information,
banners for posts I love,
it’s not that big a deal.

When Amazon messes around
with its sales rankings and search
function, burying specific books
that clearly fit into a certain
category, and then try to claim
it’s a glitch in the system,
it gets tagged #amazonfail and
outranks Jesus on Twitter
on Easter Sunday.

2009 Poem-A-Day Challenge: The inimitable Robert Brewer — editor of Writer’s Market and Poet’s Market, and proprietor of the wonderful blog, Poetic Asides — is posting a daily prompt and I, along with numerous others, are commiting to write a poem inspired by that prompt.

Every. Day.

Full rules and info can be found here.


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