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.

Your Challenge

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.

My Poem

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
my friend

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
my friend

Staying in and
eating English biscuits
while drinking hot
chamomile tea
We must hole up
dreaming of days
by the sea

This I have penned
my friend

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

Your Turn

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.

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.


17 Responses

  1. 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?

  2. 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

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