We’ve reached the second half of the year and I decided to mix things up a bit. Today’s prompt still includes paint chips, but also includes a word from my deck of angel cards. I’m planning to make this modification to the prompt once a month. Well, unless there’s a huge backlash because no one likes it.
The catch is that I’m requiring all the words to be used. This week it’s all about family. The paint chip words and phrases are banana split, key lime, mystical, and grandma’s hydrangeas, and the angel card word is gratitude. You are allowed to use the angel card word in your title only, if you desire.
I see poems where eating dessert runs in the family or maybe growing flowers is a family legacy. I hope this prompt inspired some sweet childhood memories. But fictional poetry is also an option.
I’m going in the fictional direction myself. My grandma’s both died before I got to know them very well. But if I remembered more about either of my grandma’s, this is how I imagine my memories.
Family Gratitude My grandma's hydrangeas, in white, red, and blue, were topped only by her recipe book. Her key lime pie, requiring fresh key limes(no everyday limes allowed), was to die for. It was my favorite birthday treat, better than any ordinary chocolate cake. The recipe for banana splits described the perfect ripeness of the bananas for the split but otherwise offered options to make it your way. Her mystical muffins were also a big hit with the grandgems, sometimes with chocolate chips, other times with blueberries. My gratitude overflows as I think about how her love of cooking and eating runs in the family.
Okay, now it’s your turn. Share your poem in the comments, or post it on your own blog or website and share a link in the comments. I can’t wait to see what kind of family traditions you all decide to write about.
I’d also appreciate feedback on what you think about this prompt format.