Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #5
I can’t believe it’s week five of my Paint Chip Poetry Prompt. Only 47 more to go after this one. That’s assuming I can manage to stick with it all year long.
Participation hasn’t been as robust as I had hoped, but there have been a few great poems written in response to prompts #1 through #4. And I’ve had quite a few likes so maybe folks are being more thoughtful about the whole idea before jumping in. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to add your poem, all prompts will remain open for awhile. I may eventually close comments, but for now let’s think of it as one big Paint Chip Party.
This week’s words, which I honestly picked at random, are leapfrog, surf’s up, indigo, fire, it takes two to tango, spontaneous combustion, and hot sauce. The prompt phrase is far, far away. Your challenge is to write a poem on the topic of far, far away, though you don’t have to include those exact words, but using at least four of the paint chip words or phrases.
Here’s my poem for the week:
Heaven and Hell
They seem distant and remote,
Heaven and Hell, places we’d just as soon
Never think about
At least not today, maybe next week
One I imagine as a brilliant indigo
Where the sun shines and the surf’s up
Contented children play leapfrog
Before the throne of grace as God smiles
And a feast fit for kings and queens is spread
All is peace and love and joy
The other is hailed as a place of
Fire and brimstone where
Spontaneous combustion is a daily occurrence
And hot sauce of pure ghost pepper
Smothers everything edible
All is pain and sorrow and gnashing of teeth
Truth be told one or the other
Is just the other side of
. . . your
. . . . . . last
. . . . . . . . . breath
Now it’s your turn to be creative with this crazy prompt. What do you know that seems far, far away? I can’t wait to read your awesome poem, so write it and either post it in a comment, or post it on your blog and link to the post in a comment. The Paint Chip Poetry game is only fun if someone other than me plays.
Spontaneous combustion are just two words
And the thoughts they provoke are beyond absurd
Either one alone can provide you an angle
But together they’re better as it takes two to tango
Playing leapfrog with words is like playing with fire
It’s easy to get burnt or strung up on a wire
Placing them in order often makes more sense
But that can be as boring as sitting on a fence
Words can look dull when they are far, far away
But adding hot sauce to words can spice up your day
That’s a fun one! 😁
This is such a powerful poem! I missed this prompt somehow. I Wil let it go because there is no improvement on yours.
Thank you. This is one of those that came to me when I wasn’t really trying to write. I had to make a note to self to remember the idea for later when I had time to actually write.
I really like your poem and this week’s words! Also, even though I have only posted my response once or twice, I do get inspired by these prompts. Most of my poems stay in my physical notebook. 🙂
I’m encouraged by this and glad you are enjoying the prompts.
Wow ! You did such a great job!
Fun!!! Might have to try this.
Please do! The more the merrier. 🙂