Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #32

Here we are at week #32 of the paint chip poetry prompt and I have a bit of a dilemma. Tonight when I pulled the cards for this prompt, I realized there aren’t enough unused prompt cards to get us to the end of the year. In eight weeks I need to either come up with a different way to determine the “topic” for the remaining weeks, or shuffle the prompt cards and start repeating.

If I shuffle and repeat, we still won’t have the same complete prompts because the paint chip cards will be different. I guess I have two months to figure it out, but if anyone has a preference I’m all ears (or I guess eyes, because I’d be reading your comments, not hearing them).

The Challenge

Anyway, on to today’s prompt. The topic is One of These Things Is Not Like the Others. When I read that, I really hoped there would be one obvious paint chip card that was vastly different from all the others, but that didn’t happen. This one is going to take some creative thinking.

The prompt words and phrases are lipstick, brick, the whole enchilada, sand dollar, peachy, nectar, and coral. I will confess that six of these were right next to each other in the never-been-shuffled deck and the seventh was from a different part of the deck. Maybe you can guess which one is that seventh paint chip?

Since the usual game of One of These Things Is Not Like the Others has only four choices, that’s how many of the paint chips I’m challenging you to use in your poem.

My Poem

I’m actually going to stick with only using four of the paint chips, mostly because I just can’t figure out any way that one of the seven is different from all of the others. And believe me, I’ve tried to figure out a way.

One of These Things Is Different

Coral grows in the ocean deep
Living and active in its briny keep

Nectar comes from a living flower
Eaten by hummingbirds every hour

A sand dollar lives in a shallow tide pool
Where fish might be trapped in a small school

A brick can be used to build a high wall
Quite different as it's not alive at all

Life is a gift bestowed by our God
Cherished by many who creation applaud

But even the lifeless life of a brick
Has value and merit as does lipstick

Your Turn

Now it’s time for you to write your poem. You can post it in the comments below. Or, if you’d prefer, you can post it on your own blog and put a link in the comments. Remember to link back here from your post so others can find the prompt and play along in our game of One of These Things Is Not Like the Others. I look forward to all your fun and creative responses.

About Linda Kruschke

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.
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24 Responses to Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #32

  1. Leif Price says:

    Have fun reading your poem, Linda! Looking forward to your next blog!

  2. Your poem made me smile, too, Linda. <3

    • I like this a lot. I tried to comment last night, but my computer was being difficult and I kept getting an error. But thanks so much for the reminder that the new prompt was going up today. I hadn’t written it yet!

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  5. I couldn’t work out which colour was from a different part of the deck. My poem is posted now. https://suestrifles.wordpress.com/paint-chip-poetry/

  6. I wasn’t sure it would come together, but it did. https://mehflowers.wordpress.com/2020/08/08/choose-life/

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  8. Ron Rowland says:

    I think you should make a post a requesting everyone to submit a prompt. Here is my submission “What if There Were No Prompts”

  9. Love your poem Linda, this one will take me some time.

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