Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #34

How a person can simultaneously be thrilled that it’s finally Friday, and completely forget that it’s Friday and therefor a poetry prompt should be posted, I do not know. But that is exactly my week. It’s 3:14 in the afternoon and suddenly it dawned on me. My sincerest apologies for the delay.

The Challenge

Today’s challenge (literally just pulled from the deck) is to write on the theme of I Promise. The paint chip words and phrases are sparkle, lapis lazuli, honey, rusty, brushed aluminum, open sesame, and rolling hills. Please use at least three of these terms, but try not to make any promises you can’t keep.

My Poem

Well, once again I’m writing my poem quickly with really no time to edit. I don’t want this post to be any later than it has to be. After all, I’ve promised a new prompt every Friday. I’m afraid I may have already missed that if you’re reading from the other side of the world. There’s nothing I can do about that. But at any rate, here’s what I’ve come up with on the fly.

No Promises

A beau could promise
sparkling diamonds
with no ability to pay
But I think it's better
to make no promises

A friend could promise
honey on toast
with no food in the house
But I think it's better
to make no promises

A genie could promise
treasure from saying open sesame
with only an empty cave
But I think it's better
to make no promises

A craftsman could promise
the steel wouldn't get rusty
with no control over oxidation
But I think it's better
to make no promises

A jeweler could promise
earrings of lapis lazuli
with only quartz on hand
But I think it's better
to make no promises

God promises rolling hills
and streets of gold
with no tears to cry
This I think is
a promise worth making

Your Turn

Okay, you know the drill. Write a poem to the prompt. Either post it in the comments below, or post it on your blog and share a link in the comments. Be sure to link back here from your post so others can join the fun.

And I promise to try not to forget and be so late next week. Let’s hope I succeed.

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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