Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #19
It’s that time of the week again. Another paint chip poetry prompt coming your way.
We know that all things eventually end. A phrase I’ve repeated many times during the past several weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic is “This too shall pass.” That statement applies equally to the good and the bad.
But can you tell me, in the span of a little verse, “This is how it will all end”?
Your challenge is to do just that using at least two of these paint chip words or phrases: the golden hour, habañero, chamomile tea, hot pink, first kiss, amethyst, and ice cap.
I pondered whether to go silly or serious with this one. One could certainly go to a dark place with a topic like this, though the words offered don’t seem to lend themselves to that. Well, except may ice cap. I’m not a fan of cold so ending in an ice cap would not be pleasant for me.
Anyway, here’s what I came up with.
This Is the End
This is the end
The golden hour
of endless chips
and habañero salsa
is no more
We must eat
what we buy
at the store
This is the trend
Staying in and
eating English biscuits
while drinking hot
We must hole up
dreaming of days
by the sea
This I have penned
A hot pink verse
It could be worse
but trust me
This too shall pass
like a fleeting first kiss
or an ice cap
on a hot sunny day
As Frost would say,
Nothing gold can stay
So what do you think? Will you write about how this pandemic all will end? Or maybe how the whole world will end? Or maybe you want to write about an evening out with a friend, which eventually must end.
Write your verse and share it in the comments below. Or post it on your blog and post a link in the comments. Be sure to link back here if you post on your blog so others can find this prompt and play along. The more the merrier, they say.
Hi, Linda. Here is mine. Happy Sunday!
I like your poem, too, Linda. It was funny when you changed the font color, and the nod to Robert Frost is effective.
My first thoughts were the colours and precious stones in Revelation, but what I wrote was:
At the end of the day
The sun sets lighting
The sky yellow and hot pink
Above the amethyst sea.
It’s the golden hour: let’s drink
Chamomile tea, remembering
Our first kiss.
Now did we clash spectacles
Or did we miss?
I love this! You painted a fun picture.
Just A Day In My Life
I woke and faced the first kiss of morning
Prepared for a day of adventure and yearning
Time to pick out paint for my new office décor
Neither hot pink nor amethyst will work, I’m sure
Tried to spice up lunch with a little this and that
The addition of habañero made it so hot I spat
Tea time came early, starting just after three
An assortment of cookies and chamomile tea
Happy hour arrived and it was much more my speed
A glass or two of red wine is really all that I need
Pandemics, murders, and ice caps filled the evening news
Stock prices were volatile as investors changed their views
As the day winds down I begin to reflect and ponder
Which part did I enjoy most, my mind did wonder
The golden hour of sunset is tops, no need to pretend
Then drifting off to dreamland is how my day will end
I really like this one. A day in the life of Ron Rowland. 😁❤️
Partly fictional – I don’t really have high tea (but I did use all of the color chips)
I enjoyed the rhyme and this particular line –> “Tried to spice up lunch with a little this and that
The addition of habañero made it so hot I spat”
This is a fun one, Ron, and I like the format of rhyming couplets.
Thank you once again for the inspiration, I was at a loss of what to write about till I saw your prompts. https://myforever.blog/2020/05/08/how-it-will-end-depends-on-me/
You’re welcome. Thanks for participating.