Paint Chip Short Verse Part 1

August is proving to be very busy for me, in spite of being off work for six weeks starting July 12. I have a number of deadlines in August for articles to be published elsewhere. So I’ve decided to do something different for my paint chip prompt during the four Fridays of this month.

The Challenge

Each week, I will give you all three paint chip words to work with. This week your choices are babbling brook, starship, and lazy lizard.

I would like you to choose just one of these paint chips, the one that speaks to you the most. With that one paint chip word or phrase, write a poem of exactly 31 words, not counting the title. The form of the poem is up to you. You could turn to Japanese short form, such as haiku or tanka, though it would probably take more than one to get to 31 words.

When you are done, you can share your poem in the comments or post it on your blog or website and drop a link in the comments.

My Poem

For my poem this week, I’ll be using babbling brook.

Peace Abides

rain drops fall quietly on the forest floor
any sound of their landing muffled by
the peaceful melody of the babbling brook
wending through the cool shade of giant fir trees

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.


13 Responses

  1. I too, babbling brook

    Faithful Waters

    Sitting aside the babbling brook
    It whispers all its secrets
    It laughs right by the forest knoll
    I promise not to tell a soul
    Sharing mine
    One moment free and whole

  2. Lizard

    No lazy lizard on a whitewashed wall
    am I who has to make a choice today.
    Obey or slide and tumble to a fall
    or overcome the evil in some way.

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