Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #7 for My Valentine

It’s week 7 of the Paint Chip Poetry Prompt and it’s Valentine’s Day. I’m tickled that there are some Valentine’s appropriate words in the mix, and they do say home is where the heart is. So be a dear and play along. It would make my Valentine’s Day.

The prompt words today are tea leavesbonedeep-sea ventquicksand, maraschinowisdom tooth, and love potion. Because I love you all, I’m making it easy today. You only need to use two of the prompt words in your poem, though you are free to use them all, if you dare.

The theme is there’s no place like home, but remember you don’t have to include any of the theme words in your poem, just the concept.

Here’s My Poem

I decided to write a tanka today, which is like a haiku for poets who can’t stop at three lines.

Be Mine

I fell like quicksand
Into the deep-sea vent of
Your heart, now my home
No love potion was required
No tea leaves did I inquire

Your Turn

Are you ready to play? Write your poem in response to the prompt. You can try to write a tanka, free verse, or anything you desire. Post it in the comments, or on your own blog and put a link in the comments. It would warm my heart today if you would join in the game.

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.


6 Responses

  1. For My Valentine
    Valentine’s Day arrived right on cue
    Each passing year our love sparks anew
    Reading our tea leaves always comes natural
    Our minds act as one, avoiding any spectacle
    Togetherness provides us our special love potion
    While distance between us creates a different emotion
    Inhaling each other’s love with a passion that will not stop
    Like devouring a sundae, with a maraschino cherry on top
    With the tenacity of quicksand your love pulls me in
    Given the opportunity, yes, I would do it all again
    Restaurants, mountain tops, or parks to go play
    Are among the places to visit on this special day
    So, I asked My Valentine where we should go
    To which she replied, “there’s no place like home”
    With this acknowledgement now bestowed
    I’ll love you forever, this I do know

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