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The poeming continues in the  April Poem A Day Challenge . . .

April 19, 2014
Prompt: Pick a color and make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.

Beyond Desert Brown

Wrapped up in blue,
rain taps the ground
Spring’s last goodbye,
kissing pink stones

Hibiscus red,
salutes the sun
Summer winds blow,
cinnamon sand

Purple mountains
catch the sunset
Evening skies,
coral monsoon

Inspiration: I got to thinking about how the desert is always stereotyped as being nothing but brown. This was my way of showing it is actually full of many vibrant and beautiful colors.

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April 20, 2014
Prompt: Write a family poem.

Rescued from abuse,
he ran to his new mom
Loyal from the start,
wagging with love

HIs howls are fewer,
and his face whiter
While his teeth are gone,
he still guards the house

He’s led a good life,
and gave me so much
Always my furkid,
right up to the end

Inspiration: One of my dogs was on my mind.

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c.b.w. 2014

Poem A Day Challenge: April 17-18

Are you tired of poetry, yet?  I hope not! The April Poem A Day Challenge is still going strong.

April 17, 2014
Prompt: Write a pop culture poem.

Just like Elena,
I cannot resist
Stefan’s heart of gold,
Damon’s bad boy charm
Stuck in the middle
of vampire brothers

Werewolves and witches,
no one ever dies
Grimoires of old spells,
resurrect old ghosts
A stake through the heart,
doesn’t kill, just hurts

Vampire diaries,
kept by a ripper
The love of one girl,
tears kinship apart
And let’s not forget,
swoon-worthy hotties

Inspiration: I’m in the middle of a Vampire Diaries binge session in an effort to catch up on Seasons 3 and 4. The timing of this prompt couldn’t have been more perfect!

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April 18, 2014
Prompt: Write a weather poem

High tide in the clouds,
waves curl and break in the sky
Silence on the ground

Inspiration: I spent almost the entire day outside in the garden. All day gray clouds swirled in the sky and threatened to rain. It was beautiful!

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c.b.w. 2014

Poem A Day Challenge: April 13-14

As April rolls on, so do the poems! Be sure to stop by Poetic Asides to check out all the wonderful poets participating in the April Poem A Day Challenge.

April 13, 2014
Prompt: Write an animal poem.

Zodiac

Drawn into the stars,
they decide our fate
Surefooted with horns,
Reliable Ram
The hard-headed Bull,
grunts and stomps the ground

Limitless fences,
of sparkle and blue
Don’t mess with the Crab,
full of fire and red
Regal and royal,
the Lion will roar
On the defensive,
the Scorpion stings

As galaxies spin,
the wheel keeps turning
Chatty is the goat,
stubborn to a fault
Caught in the current,
an enlightened Fish

Inspiration: After reading an article about Ai Weiwei’s latest exhibition openings, his work was on my mind. When the of his work combined with the prompt, I thought of his piece Zodiac Heads and the poem just flowed from there.

Ai Weiwei’s Zodiac Heads on display at Somerset House, London. Photo by: c.b.w. 2011

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April 14, 2014
Prompt: If I Were _____. Fill in the blank to create a title and then write a poem.

If I Were Still

I could touch the air
and know where I belong
as the moon rises

Inspiration: I wrote this while waiting for the lunar eclipse.

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c.b.w. 2014

Poem A Day Challenge: April 11-12

The April Poem A Day Challenge is still going strong! So far, I haven’t a missed a day! Hope you’re enjoying National Poetry Month!

Here’s two more of my entries in the challenge:

April 11, 2014
Prompt: Create a statement and make it your title. Then, write a poem that responds to it or expands upon it.

For A Limited Time Only

Cue the countdown,
days are numbered
Fences are few,
so don’t hold back

Get up and stand,
rather than kneel
With just one shot,
everything counts

Toes to the edge,
dare to look down
Take a deep breath,
inhale the sky

Inspiration: I saw an infomercial with the title phrase and then I thought about how I always put my toes to the edge of a cliff, (seriously!).

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April 12, 2014
Prompt: Write a city poem.

A concret forest
replaces trees and fields
The roots go missing

Inspiration: My mother recently found out urban sprawl will be invading her rural ranch. Such a sad occurrence needed a poem.

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Happy Poeming!

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c.b.w. 2014

If you are participating in the April Poem A Day Challenge and are posting your daily entries on your blog, please leave the link in the comments below. That way we can all see what you’re up to and enjoy your poetic lines. If you are a reader who has visited a blog with some great poetry pass your find along!

Meanwhile, here’s another round of my recent entries in the Poem A Day Challenge:

April 9, 2014
Prompt: Write a shelter poem.

The rain is sudden
Haven of canopy trees
Nature’s umbrella

Inspiration: The prompt reminded me of a day in London when I took shelter under some large trees to escape a sudden rain shower, (What Londoners Do When It Rains).

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April 10, 2014
Prompt: Write a future poem.

Seconds unticked,
moments unlived
Fluid clockwork,
persuades the Fates

Forward motion,
belies the present
Always seeking,
never breathing

Still the voices,
lure the silence
Time unspent,
hours undone

Inspiration: I don’t know. This came straight from the muse’s mouth.

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Happy poeming!

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c.b.w. 2014

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