Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #29
Here we are at week 29 and still going strong. For those of you who’ve come to enjoy my cousin Ron’s poems you may have to look beyond the comments. He’s started posting them on his own blog here: https://ronrowland.com/blog/. And while you’re over there you can learn a little about genealogy, if that’s of interest to you.
This week our theme is Long Lost. You could write about a long lost cousin, a long lost family heirloom, or a long lost idea for an epic poem. Just don’t get lost too long in the endless possibilities and forget to write your poem.
The prompt words an interesting mix. You have these seven words or phrases to work with: tropical, peacock, baby’s breath, bright idea, lotus, pomegranate, and hermit crab. I’ll only require you to use four, but let’s see who rises to the challenge of using them all.
I think I have a bright idea for my poem today. We’ll see if you agree.
My Long Lost Vacation I had a bright idea for a vacation in the sand On a tropical island oasis near beautiful Maui land I imagined eating pomegranate under a lotus tree There would be no worries on my vacation so carefree The hermit crabs would dash about but never cause any trouble My fun in the sun and the splashing surf would be double In my beachside room a bouquet of baby's breath and aster Would brighten up the place and ward off any disaster Across the grounds a peacock would show off his lovely tail I'd write a ton of postcards and drop them in the mail I had grand plans until a pandemic stopped the world And my vacation was lost in a sea of masks unfurled
Now it’s your turn to pen a poem about something long lost. You can post it in the comments below, or post it on your own blog or website and include a link below. Remember to link back here so others can find their way and join the fun.
Though all our summer plans may be long lost, I do hope this weekly poetry prompt is helping you weather the pandemic. Thanks to all who have played along.
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Thank you, as always, for the inspiration, Linda.
I loved your poem, Linda. Mine is here. I wrote it during a Zoom Writers’ Day. https://suestrifles.wordpress.com/paint-chip-poetry/
I love this! Time with your long lost friend sounds delightful.
This is lovely and I can so relate!
For some reason I can’t paste it today. mehflowers.WordPress.com
I would like to thank Linda, and you other poets, for inspiring me to tap into my poetic side and publish my own blog. BTW, the genealogy content has been split off into its own website. The name of my blog is Navigating This Thing We Call Life.
…and now that I have read yours, I see once again we were on the same thought train
I enjoyed this one, Linda! Here’s the poem:
This will keep me busy! Thanks for the inspiration.
My Link is at
Looking forward to reading what you come up with.