Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #23

Here we be, at week 23. I’m not feeling much like writing poetry today, but I suppose that’s when some of the best poetry is written.

Today’s Challenge

Today we are writing about BFFs or friends forever. Hopefully we’re all blessed with at least one such friend. I actually have a few, not even counting Jesus, who is the best friend anyone could ever hope for.

I’m kind of in the mood for couplets today, rhymed or not. I know some of you will ignore that little piece of the prompt, but that’s okay. Just remember to include at least four of the following paint chip words and phrases: apple of my eye, sawdust, endless dunes, Jack and the Beanstalk, ballet slippers, kitten’s nose, and school bus.

My Poem

Finding Friends

Forever friends can be hard to find among endless dunes
or in a crowd pushing to and fro, vying for front of the line.

Don't follow Jack and the Beanstalk to meet your bestie.
All you'll find is a giant glutton eating mutton and bellowing.

The school bus might be the spot, a seat in the back with a new
kid whose little kitten's nose is peeking out of her backpack.

Maybe in shop class, with sawdust swirling around on the floor, 
you could meet a friend who is making the same wooden box.

Sitting alone on a bench putting on your ballet slippers in time
for dance class, you might be joined by one who dances too.

In any of these places, you could meet Jesus, who will tell you
"You're the apple of my eye and I'll be with you, forever."

Your Turn

Now it’s your turn. Write your poem about one or more forever friends, in couplets please. You can post it in the comments below. Or if you have your own blog, post it there and include a link in the comments. I’m looking forward to reading what you all have to write this week.

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.


14 Responses

  1. Finding Friends

    Jack climbed the beanstalk looking for a friend
    But the giant wasn’t friendly and died in the end

    Tom found a new friend on the endless dunes
    But they became marooned with only their tunes

    Audrey had better luck than either Jack or Tom
    She put on her ballet slippers and danced ‘til dawn

    Her new friend Alice was as cute as a kitten’s nose
    Walking together they’d often stop to smell the rose

    Robert never was one to ride the school bus
    When forced to do it he created quite a fuss

    By avoiding that ride he missed a great chance
    Of making any friends under that circumstance

    Finding lifelong friends is not the same for all
    For many it comes easy, for others a brick wall

    Some avoid friendships for fear they might spoil
    Others take to new friends like sawdust absorbs oil

    I’v made different friends through stages of my life
    Some of them in good times and others during strife

    My best friend forever is the apple of my eye
    This someone she loves me, on that I can rely

  2. Great poem, I’ll try!
    My move went fairly well except moving my computer left me without the Internet for 24 hours, no phone, no ipad no connection to the world. So I read a book and what a book it was; I might even write on my blog about it, Titled: The End of the present World, by Father Charles Arminjon.

    • Glad to hear the move went smoothly. I haven’t moved since 1989. Don’t think I ever want to. As for the lack of internet, sometimes unplugging for a bit is a good thing.

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