Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #33
It’s week 33 and it’s been a crazy week. I didn’t think about writing this week’s prompt until I was getting ready for bed last night and saw a comment on last week’s prompt saying she’d made it just in time because the new one was going up in the morning.
This week we’re writing about things From Best to Worst and the words and phrases to draw from are lap swim, the deep end, green with envy, heirloom tomato, firefly, patina, and wishbone. Your challenge is to use at least five of these words in your poem. You can rank them from best to worst, or write about a time thing went from best to worst. Or maybe you have a completely unique take on this topic. I look forward to reading what you come up with.
So this is a quick write, even for me, so I don’t guarantee it will be any good. But here goes.
Things Go from Best to Worst Lap swimming in the shallow end Splashing around with my friends Was the best way To spend a summer day Until I almost drowned In the deep end, sinking down While treading water Creating nightmare fodder Thanksgiving is a joyous holiday Spent with family who drove a long way To share a meal of turkey and stuffing Green with envy over mom's potato whipping It's simply the best until it's time To break the wishbone covered in slime Instead we have to let it dry The worst part is when we say goodbye Back to summer in the garden For the whiplash I beg your pardon Heirloom tomatoes are growing there The best veggies are fresh like air At night we watch a firefly Lighting up the dark night sky For me summer is the best season The worst is winter and cold is the reason
Now it’s your turn. You can either share your poem in the comments or share it on your own blog and put a link in the comments. Let the fun begin!
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I wrote one!
Yay! I love it. I can relate. I’m happy for others when their writing efforts pay off, but confess a little envy does creep in.
I tried to click the Like button on your blog, but I keep getting some weird pop-up that disappears before I can even see what it says.
I will consider the post “liked.” <3
Thank you for the inspiration. Here is the result: https://bilocalalia.wordpress.com/2020/08/18/from-best-to-worst-and-back/
You’re welcome. Thanks for joining in. I love your poem. It reminded me of why I like Oregon: green and mountains all in the same place. 😊
Maybe I should move! (Again)
Carrie, That is beautiful! I hope you come join in on future prompts. I post one every Friday.
What a fun idea! It really got my creative juices flowing 🙂
I rise out of the water in time to see a firefly land on a nearby shrub. It’s dusk and the water is cool. A lap swim is just what I needed to cool off from this humidity. I avoid the deep end because of the imaginary sea monster who lives below. I rise again and look around at the patina forming on a nearby metal shed and contemplate going back inside. I’m hungry and there are fresh heirloom tomatoes waiting on the counter. Should I leave the coolness of the water? I picture a wishbone being pulled by two opposing forces. I am green with envy for those who can make decisions so easily.
Aw thanks! Funny thing is, all I had to do was picture my childhood home, summer time and swimming in our pool.
I liked your poem. I’ve never seen a firefly. Mine is here with a little bending of the truth to drag patina in! https://suestrifles.wordpress.com/paint-chip-poetry/
Excellent use of patina. And I like how you called out envy as the worst of these paint chips.
I love your poem, Linda! 🙂
Thanks for joining the fun.
I can relate to all of this. Yes, the almost drowning. Still has deep effects. The dinners and yikes, summer is almost over!
Last week I just did a pingback didn’t realize it never showed; so this week I will post the URL
I also did a ping on this one also.
Sometimes those end up in my spam. Even a link without other text can end up there. I need to start checking it. Thanks for sharing your link. I’m heading over there now to read.
Love this and I love the cat and the firefly image
I liked the cat and firefly too. I was on the phone and sat staring at it for most of the conversation. 🙂
Summer Has Changed
For a quick poem it’s a good un. I like the nightmare fodder and aversion to winter cold.
Thank you. All true stuff. 🙂