It’s week 17 and I’m finding myself thankful for this weekly anchor on my blog. I look forward every week to seeing what you all pen based on my randomly drawn paint chip cards.
I Predict a Challenge
This week’s prompt is a call for your best predictions. Maybe you’ll come up with an educated guess or write based on what you’ve seen before. I predict that this group of paint chips will inspire some excellent poetry. I can’t wait to read what you have to write about jade, alpine, red flag, snow angel, rich soil, obsidian, and panther, or at least three of those words or phrases.
Okay, I have to confess I struggled with this one. I always want to get all the words in. I ended up with three different poems before I got to one I liked. Ultimately I decided to share two of those three here. One is just weird and silly; the other is more serious. I’m going to start with the serious one.
I Predict Sorrow
If a man carves an intricate panther
From black obsidian or rare green jade
Then praises and exalts this creation
That with his own hands he has made
He may forget the one God whose hand
First created the rocks from rich soil
And miss the blessings our Lord freely offers
Only sorrow will come from his toil
And now for the silly one.
A Meta-Poem Prediction
I predict this poem will be crazy
Like a panther tired of being lazy
It won’t involve an ounce of obsidian
But for me will be quite quotidian
There once was a girl called Jade
Who marched in an alpine parade
She carried a lovely red flag
As she marched she’d zig and she’d zag
Then flop on snow-covered rich soil
To make a snow angel no one dared spoil
So what will it be? Will you write something serious or something silly? Will you use all the words or only a few? Whatever you decide, please share. I mean, seriously, if I can post that second poem for the world to read, you can share whatever treasure you come up with. Post your poem in the comments, or post it on your blog and share a link in the comments.