Poem-A-Day Challenge: Day 13

Prompt: Write a poem that incorporates a hobby (either yours or someone else's). THIRTEEN LINES "Hobby" is a loaded word, literally defined as a distraction from necessary evils, a pleasurable pursuit stopped short of sin, but Monday nights were no more hobby than a Christian's Sunday morning service, the open mic a confessional, poets, a full-throated … Continue reading Poem-A-Day Challenge: Day 13

Poem-A-Day Challenge: Day 7

Prompt: "Two for Tuesday": Write a "clean" poem or write a "dirty" poem. URBAN PLAYGROUND On my block trees were few and far between, caged for their own good, roots straining against concrete manacles for freedom. Dirt was plentiful, manmade -- soda cans, candy wrappers, cigarette butts, lottery tickets -- nothing that could nurture a … Continue reading Poem-A-Day Challenge: Day 7

Poem-A-Day Challenge: Day 5

Prompt: Write a poem about a landmark. It can be a famous landmark (like Mount Rushmore or the Sphinx) or a little more subdued (like the town water tower or an interesting sign). SIGNPOSTS On the northside: grass clippings, popsicle sticks, Sunday newspaper circulars. On the southside: crushed soda cans, crumpled lottery tickets, church service … Continue reading Poem-A-Day Challenge: Day 5