Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #6

There is much debate over how many repetitions of an action are required for it to become a habit. But apparently 5 weekly repetitions of writing a poetry prompt are almost not enough. My previous poetry prompts were all written by the Wednesday before the prompt went live on Friday. This week I almost forgot, even though I had the words selected and the picture taken over a week ago. It’s lunch time on Thursday and I’m just getting to it.

I could blame the theme of this week’s prompt and say I was “on the road” and couldn’t get to it earlier, but that wouldn’t be true. Although I do now have Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” stuck in my head now.

Anyway, here are this week’s theme, on the road, and the paint chip words and phrases: sea foamclear skiesaquariumpearly gatesstepping stonemonk’s robe, and blood orange.

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a poem about being on the road, literally or metaphorically, using at least 4 of the prompt words. Remember, the phrase on the road doesn’t have to appear in your poem. Extra points if you can manage to use all 7 prompt words. As an alternative, you could write two poems. One using 4 of the words and another using the other 3.

Here’s My Poem

Walking and Driving

Some roads are meant for driving
in a convertible, top down,
hair billowing in the breeze, watching
clear skies above morphing
to pink, then peach
as the blood orange sun
sets above the sea foam waves
along the beach to paradise

Other roads are meant for walking
in a stylish monk’s robe, following
a series of carefully placed
stepping stones, one by one,
step by step past the local aquarium
where fish swim among the coral,
on your way to the pearly gates

Your Turn 

Okay, not it’s your turn. Write your poem in the comments below, or on your own blog and put a link in the comments. Or you can write one just for you if you’re not ready to share it, but please do let me know if you have. Paint Chip Poetry is much more fun with lots of players.

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5 Responses

  1. A Navigator’s Ode

    Clear skies were welcomed by ancient mariners
    Dodging rocks in and around the sea foam corridors
    The sextant being the instrument of the day
    Provided challenges to sailors finding their way
    Visions of the Pearly Gates provided some fright
    Although a blood orange sky was a delightful sight
    Vehicles advanced and instruments did too
    But the laws of navigation remain tried and true
    The stepping stones of science charted the course
    As trains, planes, and automobiles replaced the horse
    Aviation and space are the challenges today
    And satellite GPS helps us from going astray
    As a navigator myself, I subscribe to this ode
    And once again I long to be back on the road

    • Thanks for sharing. I edited your comment because an extra character before the URL made it not be linked. Now others can get to your beautiful paint chip poem today.

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