Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #22
It’s week 22!
And it’s my birthday too!
Had to start with this poem just for you.
I’m excited about our topic for today. We are writing about our dream job. I don’t know about you, but my current paying job is not my dream job.
Today I want you to write about your dream job using at least three of these paint chip words or phrases: saxophone solo, lion heart, saffron, spring, black hole, spirit rock, and ivory. Bonus points if you use all seven and include a rhyme scheme that involves using one or more of the prompt words.
Like I said, my current job is not my dream job. My dream is to be a professional writer and inspirational speaker. I’m working toward that being my next career when I retire from where I am now. Here’s my poem about that dream job.
Oh What a Dream Sometimes it seems this crazy dream is being drawn whole into an enormous black hole Devoured by a lion heart tired of tryin' to catch my big break What will it take Still I keep writing even if no one's biting success rare as saffron or warmth with the dawn Jesus upholds my spirit rocks my appeal to quit bids me keep moving on not settle for being a pawn Easier to play a saxophone solo craft endured alone yet bonded to kindred others writing sisters and brothers Encouragement springs forth a compass pointing north ivory keys in my life dispelling fear and strife Someday my dream job will follow my practiced quill and then I shall be the best and blessed me
Okay, now it’s your turn. What will you write for me for my birthday? I can’t wait to see! Post your poem in the comments below. Or if you have your own blog, post it there and drop a link in the comments. Don’t forget to include a link back here in your post so others can come play along.
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Beautiful poem, Linda!
Happy belated birthday, Linda! I hope you had a wonderful day! 🙂
Here is my response:
Here is mine, Linda!
I hope your birthday went well!
It was wonderful! Thanks.
So much fun! Hope you had an awesome birthday, Linda!
Belated birthday wishes, Linda. I hope you achieve your dream.
I like this one a lot. I especially like how you used “spring.” 😊
Thank you! 🙂
I really like your poem this week, Sue. It is funny and creative!
Happy birthday, Linda! I will come back to write my own poem.
Thanks. Looking forward to it.
Clever poem and have a great B I R T H D A Y!
I am moving, therefore; my creative are shut down, too much to think about. My move is just from my main floor to my basement apartment. My daughter with two of her daughters will move on the main floor to be my caretakers as I gracefully age. LOL! However, with all my “stuff” I collected over the years, going through it, no time for fun, at the moment.
To all reading here, carry on, I still have time to read what others are creating!
Praying you have a smooth transition from one floor to the other.
Pursuing the Dream Job
Doing the 9-to-5 can be hazardous to your soul
Like getting sucked into another black hole
But leaving the salt mine takes a strong lion heart
It requires much courage to make a new start
Some dream of escaping to the ivory towers
For others it’s spending all day with flowers
A small amount of saffron goes a long way
And just a little passion turns a job into play
Pursuing dreams can put a spring in your step
Like painting the spirit rock before the big pep
Those with musical talent don’t consider it a job
When a saxophone solo is requested by a snob
I guess you could say I’m living the dream
And doing it right is sweeter than cream
I’m talking about what many call a job
But no work is involved for this poor slob
You see it’s all about doing what you love
Passion will help meet your needs from above
It helps to not call your activities a job at all
Earn income from your hobby and have a ball
I believe I might qualify for triple bonus points: 1) use all seven, 2) include a rhyme scheme involving the prompt words, and 3) writing a poem about jobs a week ago.
You deserve all the bonus points!
You did it again! I love this. My favorite line is the sax solo requested by a snob. That was clever and made me chuckle.
Here is my response, I hope you like it!
Happy Birthday Linda, hope you have a blessed day!
Happy birthday! ✨