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.
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.
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
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.