Poem

The quest for marbles

Day twenty nine of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt is to write a poem on a pet. I was born in a house with several pets, There were two dogs and an assortment, Of birds, fish and other amazing animals. The most unusual of them was a scorpion. It was in a big glass jar with a […]

My study room

Day twenty eight of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt is to write about a room that has a special significance. It was a long bedroom without a bed in it. I would be locked in it for a few hours. It was supposed to be my study room, I had a steel folding chair painted blue, And […]

A date that wasn’t

Day twenty seven of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt was to write a review. When you meet someone on a dating site, When you meet them it is a date. What if you meet someone you already know, Is it still considered as a date? Is it half a date since a dating site is involved? Does […]

A day for haikus

Day twenty six of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt is to write a poem based on responses to an almanac questionnaire. I made it an unrelated list of haikus. The sheets feel heavy, Clothes feel so unnecessary, Summer in tropics. Where does it start from? How did this ever happen? The big banyan tree! The pointed arches, […]

A day in the life of

Day twenty five of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt is to write a long poem in the present tense with an additional list of prompts to play with. A beginner level workout knocks the air out of me. I struggle to balance on one leg, hopping and swaying. My overgrown hair keeps coming in my way, Where […]

Fruit and Nut

Day twenty four of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt is to write exhaustively about a fruit. It lives far away from the ground, It requires special skills to bring it down. You should watch out when you’re under it, A falling coconut can cause serious harm. The fall doesn’t hurt the coconut though, The tightly packed husk […]

Procrastination

Day twenty three of NaPoWriMo. With exactly a week to go, I’m happy to have caught up. Today’s prompt was to write a poem about letters that form a word. I chose a slightly longer word. ‘P’ appears to be off balance, While ‘R’ strikes a Jolie pose, It looks like ‘O’ is on a […]

Even monkeys fall from trees

Day twenty two of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt is to write a poem based on a proverb in a foreign language that doesn’t translate well. I picked one that isn’t hard to relate. 猿も木から落ちる (Saru mo ki kara ochiru) Even monkeys fall from trees. Anyone can have a bad day, The smartest person you know, Sometimes […]

Indulgence

Day twenty one of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt was to write a poem homophonically based on a poem written in a foreign language I don’t understand. I picked the Turkish poem Ceremonial robes by Bejan Matur. I apologize to the poet for the disrespect. Crumbs of doughnut, kebab, bought by our clan, As we were guzzling […]

Art on a bottle

Day twenty of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt was to write about a handmade gift given or received. It was a Saturday evening I was having a few drinks, With a couple of my friends. A day before my birthday. I was texting my best friend, Who was having a bad day. The two friends with me, […]