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.

Your Challenge

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

Your Turn

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.

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. Heartbreak Hurts

    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

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