National Poetry Writing Month: Day #24 (April 24, 2014)

Today’s entry combines prompts from Kelli Russell Agodon‘s list:

Write a poem that has the word ‘love’ in it somewhere. You cannot use the word ‘love’ by itself; it must be hidden (such as in the word ‘glove’, or in two words, like ‘halo venom’.


Write a poem that begins with the word ‘I‘. [Never a problem for me, it seems]


[W]rite a poem that features walls, bricks, stones, arches, or the like.

I remember the purple wall
I don’t know why we didn’t choose that place
(it even had a dual oven)
We vowed to someday paint a wall that color
Now I stare at non-descript off-white walls
in a room where I am the sole occupant
The purple wall exists now only in my memory
We exist now only in my memory
surrounded by walls I’m trying to demolish
because I’m out, but not yet free

(24 April 2014)



1 Comment

  1. Yes yes yes! This is so clever and effective. Three prompts in one AND palpable emotion?! Truly great work!

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