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.

The Challenge

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.

My Poem

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

Your Turn

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!

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.


27 Responses

    • 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.

  1. 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.

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