National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #12 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 12 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: An acrostic poem using the title of a favorite movie from the year you were born; the poem should have something to do with a childhood memory. (https://chrisjarmick.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/napowrimo-prompts-for-april-10-1112-13-14-plus-some-poems/) I used Irma la Douce and The Pink Panther. Though neither count as favorites, I have seen both [...]

Hopscotch (a poem)

When in doubt, an acrostic is worth a shot… How to wrap your mind around the inconceivable: Open your mind as wide as possible Place the inconceivable inside Savor the mystery of its inconceivableness Consider what life would be like without mystery Open your mind just a little bit wider to make sure you get [...]

This is where the vampires live (a poem)

This was the writing exercise for a writer’s group a friend of mine invited me to. It seemed simple enough, but I had a hell of a time with it. The social commentary version was mostly dull, and slightly preachy. The ‘voices in my head’ version started out promising, but didn’t get very far before I [...]

Port Townsend acrostic (a poem)

The August 2nd prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to find something purchased on a trip somewhere, then write a poem in which each line starts with a letter from the name of the city where the item was purchased. The poem is supposed to incorporate [...]