Day 10, Donna L. Sadd’s Prompt: Write a Poem About Heart

By Jerry “Woody” from Edmonton, Canada [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s prompt on Donna Sadd’s blog is to write a poem about heart. Here’s mine:

The token

in my story

was going to be

a golden heart,

until I heard

every book

crossing the desk

centered on

that symbol

of life and love,

so I decided

to move a beat

further into

another constant

of life: change.

A Frog Poem for Day 6 of NaPoWriMo

By Gord Webster from Victoria, Canada (Handful of Tadpoles) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Donna Sadd challenges us to write a children’s poem about a frog today. This one is more for parents.

#NaPoWriMo – Day 6 – Frog – #Childrens #Poem | Donna L Sadd.

Frog

We caught him
together, one
afternoon, in
a pool among
some rocks,
put him in a
paper cup
left over from
lunch, sloshing
only a little
mossy water
on the floor
as we carried
him to the kitchen
and a Mason jar.
When he sprouted
little legs, even your
big sister, who is
always bored
these days
could not stay away
and she helped us
migrate him
to a bowl with a
river rock because
she knew, though
you did not, what
was coming next.
One morning,
you woke us
with all the
amazement of
Christmas in your
voice, saying,
“A frog!
A frog!”

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 12 | New Technology Poem | WritersDigest.com

Today’s prompt on the PAD blog is about technological innovation. This is kind of spooky, because while eating breakfast, my husband and I watched a documentary about Howard Hughes, who, like Henry Ford, changed the entire world with his inventions. Before something can be created, someone must realize that it is needed. November is a great month for ideas. What can you come up with? Read today’s works on the the blog (link below) and then add your own. Nothing is too outrageous. I wrote three! Couldn’t help myself. One of them is here below the link.

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 12 | New Technology Poem | WritersDigest.com.

 

Education

 

The teacher monitors

each twenty minutes

the students spend

on scheduled lessons,

each designed to build

on the last and all moving

at different speeds

like cars on a long highway

headed for the same

destination, and then the

machines shut off

and the students

have a discussion

about what it means

to be human in a world

where there is so much

to learn and so much

to love.

copyright Linda Armstrong, 11/12/2012. All rights reserved.

Coming Storm

Overnight, the weather changed here. Dark clouds moved in. It isn’t raining, yet, but it looks as if it may start soon. Today, if you need a nudge, write about

  • a sudden change
  • a weather event

Coming Storm

It’s time.

We all know it,

here in the sheltered

valley. Winds have

shifted and clouds

move in from the

north like dark

armies, inserting

themselves between

us, temporarily,

and the sun. In

the mountains, snow

starts to gather

and ice puts the last

wild asters to sleep.

Some gather gear

to race down powder

slopes. Others

look out at

bleak skies and sigh.

It doesn’t matter.

We all know it.

It is time.