Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #2

Last week, I started a new weekly poetry prompt here on my blog. That post has had 21 likes, 5 shares, and 8 comments—but only one person posted a poem in response to the prompt, and it was my cousin. I’ve left comments open, though, so anyone can still participate in that prompt.

Not one to give up easily, I’m forging ahead with my second Paint Chip Poetry Prompt. Write your poem (in any form or free style) using at least four of the seven prompt words on the theme of School Days.

Here’s this week’s prompt picture:

This one is appropriate since kids are now all back in school after winter break. The paint chip words or phrases are: bull’s eye, dappled sunlight, bittersweet, the blues, salmon, happily ever after, and whale song.

Here’s my poem for the week:

Watching Fish

I might be on vacation
snorkeling among the reef
watching fish amble by
with whale song
on the distant seas

But for salmon
it’s school days
swimming, swimming
in the open ocean
on an odyssey
back to their home

Do salmon get the blues?
Is the upstream journey bittersweet
Or does the dappled sunlight
on the riverside
make them smile
Living happily ever after

Your Turn

Okay, now write your poem and share it in the comments (whole poem or link). Then come back next Friday to see what interesting paint chips I pulled from my deck next time.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


9 Responses

  1. School Days
    Monday morning starts with the blues
    Then the dappled sunlight improves the hues
    History is just bittersweet chronicles of the past
    While math hits the bulls-eye, making it a blast
    I guess you can tell what I enjoy most
    And when the final bell rings, school becomes a ghost

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