Poem

A different world

Day thirty of NaPoWriMo. I’m late by two days, but 31 poems in 32 days isn’t too bad. Today’s prompt is to write about a strange piece of trivia. There was disappointment, Planets were now only eight, One fell off the list. People all around, Greiving for beloved Pluto, That fell off the list. Turns […]

The ceiling fan looks over us

Day twenty nine of NaPoWriMo. Today’s challenge is to write a poem based on a prompt from the Plath Poetry Project. I found one where you’re supposed to write a love letter to a household appliance. In the middle of summer, when you’re home, After being out under the burning sun, The shade brings relief, […]

Kerala

Day twenty eight of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt is to write a poem in the form of a postcard that describes a place. It’s a land of beaches and coconut palms, And mountains too, away from the sea shore. The summer lasts for around nine months here. Monsoon showers bring the only respite. The seafood here […]

The fool

Day twenty seven of NaPoWriMo. The prompt for today is to write about a tarot card. I chose the fool. A supremely confident person, Who’s got everything figured out, Knows where to be in the future, Doesn’t quite know how to get there. That doesn’t dull the confidence though. Living on loans and credit cards, […]

Pulled Pork Burger

Day twenty six of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt is to write a poem that describes something using all the five senses. I look up from my phone, I hear a gentle thud, It’s a sight for sore eyes. The contents of the plate. Handful of chips, coleslaw, A beautiful burger. It had my attention, All noises […]

The point of no return

Day twenty five of NaPoWriMo. Today’s challenge is to write a poem that’s a warning message about yourself. The warning is strikingly similar to the example that was provided. When I’m eating with friends, Food disappears too soon, One day a plate of fries, Was barely even touched, A friend who had gone out, For […]

The brave one

Day twenty four of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt is to write an elegy while giving hope. I didn’t know of her while she was alive, The day she was shot, changed a lot of things. I started reading about her that night, Her opponents showed how petty they were. People kept repeating how kind she was, […]