Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #12
Woooohoooo! We made it to a dozen! Are you all as excited as I am? Given the current state of the world, it’s the little things that keep us going.
This week our paint chip prompt is to write about heartbreak. Remember, you don’t have to use the work heartbreak to write about it. The paint chip words and phrases this week are thistle, tip of the tongue, tree house, out of the blue, sunshine, summer squash, and glacier.
Are you up for this challenge? Do these words bring to mind a specific heartbreak you’ve experienced? Or do you feel a little fictional heartbreak coming on? Maybe this challenge will break your heart as I fiendishly make it more difficult than usual. So your challenge, should you accept it, is to write a 12-line poem (because this is the 12th paint chip prompt) using at least 4 of the paint chip words or phrases.
Here’s My Poem
This is a completely fictional and a tad bit silly take on heartbreak.
Out of the Blue
Basking in the sunshine
Thinking my dear of you
You said you’d walk the line
But then out of the blue
A glacier then I felt your love
As cold as ice that stung
Hail stones pelting from above
Your words on the tip of the tongue
Flattened like a summer squash
Fallen from a tree house high
I’ll drown my sorrows in goulash
And watch thistle awash the sky
I can’t wait to read the poems this prompt inspires. You can either post your poem in the comments, or post it on your own blog and post a link in the comments. Please don’t break my heart by not playing along.
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Hi, Linda! Here is my poem. The prompt took me in an unexpected direction.
Painful as a thistle stuck in your throat
My lover told me I no longer float her boat
The tree house I built her with so much flare
Went up in flames, she no longer cares
Like a slow moving glacier destroys all in its path
My life is in shambles from this surprise bloodbath
My response was stuck on the tip of my tongue
Unable to speak I just remained stunned
My emotions now demolished, I am in defeat
Like a summer squash smashed all over the street
Yes, out of the blue she has broken my heart
With my sunshine gone, guess I’ll try a fresh start
Glad this is either fiction or ancient history for you. And I love your rhymes.