Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #46

It’s week 46 of the paint chips. It’s been a long week so this one’s going to be short and sweet.

The Challenge

The theme this week comes from page 426 of A Treasury of Christian Poetry. It’s a poem called “Obedience.” Your challenge is to obediently follow my prompt rules. Or not. It’s up to you, as usual.

The paint chip words and phrases are starship, zephyr, slow, black widow, coffee, lemonade, and sunny-side up. I want you to pick two or three, and no more, of these words and phrases and write a tanka. That means you get a total of 31 syllables written in lines of 5/7/5/7/7.

My Tanka

My dad ate his eggs
sunny-side up with coffee,
black, never with cream
He also loved lemonade
on a sunny afternoon

Your Turn

Now it’s your turn to try your hand at a tanka. Post it in the comments, or post it on your blog and link in the comments. Let the obedient poetry writing 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.


19 Responses

  1. The Zephyr Starship
    Nosing through the galaxy
    So slow, so angry
    Like a black widow spider
    Venomous, unseen, fatal.

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