It’s week 24, almost halfway through the year of weekly prompts. Some weeks it’s been harder than others to get this posted. This is one of those weeks. You may have noticed this wasn’t up at 7:00 a.m. as usual. I didn’t even have the words and prompt chosen by then.
But I’m determined not to miss a week. As the saying goes, better late than never.
The Challenge: Listen Carefully
I have to confess that I’m not thrilled with this week’s selection of paint chips, but random is as random does. These are what we’ve got. Maybe because I’m in a serious mood but these words lend themselves to a more nonsensical poem.
In the interest of everyone’s sanity, I need you to listen carefully: I’m only suggesting you use two of the seven words or phrases. Choose carefully. Here’s what you have to work with: kindling, hot cocoa, monsoon, purple mountain majesties, fig leaf, rubber ducky, and cheese puff.
So here’s what I came up with this morning using just two of the words or phrases.
Listen, My Son, and You Will Hear Listen, my son, and you will hear The voice of those who've gone before. Who treasure freedom, oh so dear; As kindling burns they ask for more. Along with freedom let justice ring Over purple mountain majesties. And with angelic host do sing; Trusting God who holds the keys. Though today it seems all's lost, Where hatred and power rule the day, Measure carefully the cost And follow the truth, the life, the way.
Okay, now it’s your turn. Hit me with your serious or whimsical poems using at least two of the prompt words. You’re certainly welcome to use them all if you can find a way. Post your poem in the comments, or post it on your own blog and share a link in the comments. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.