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 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.
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."
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.
Pingback: Finding Friends - Rowland Genealogy
Hi, Linda. I wanted to let you know that, even though I didn’t post my poem for this week, I did use it for inspiration.
Mine is here, but the photo has messed up the layout of the couplets. I may see if I can sort that out later. https://suestrifles.wordpress.com/paint-chip-poetry/
I love it. I just read it as if it were couplets. 😊
My mash up! I really enjoyed writing this one! Thank you ✨
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
Awww, another one for Patti. That’s so sweet. And thank you for the rhymed couplets. 🙂
I apologize for not doing mine in couplets, didn’t notice till after the fact.
Yes, Ron you did a good job I too loved the rhyme.
My pingback didn’t seem to work but here is the link:
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.