Wednesday, April 8, 2015

He Was Twelve Things I Can't Live Without (a Poem for Day Seven of PAD)

I'm tired, so I'm keeping this brief. 
It's day seven of PAD. I wrote a poem. It's below the photo. 
Here is the prompt from Poetic Asides: 
It took an entire week to get to our first "Two for Tuesday" prompt this year, so I’m going to make it the one that I run every single year:
  1. Write a love poem. Yeah, I said a love poem, or, if you don’t like that option…
  2. Write an anti-love poem. I know there are some haters out there; go ahead and hate on love and/or love poems if that’s your thing."
 
Photo by Suada Isaki
He Was One Cloud in a Perfect Sky


He Was Twelve Things I Can't Live Without

(1)
He was an abandoned
mining town, his shoulders crumbling
mountains under a parched sun.

(2)
He was a castle with a rubber
slide that lovers hid inside
at 90 degree angles.

(3)
He put me together
each night and laid me
out before sleep.

(4)
He was the plaid
pants to my floral
camisoles.

(5)
He undid my ordinary,
and transformed me into
a quirky showcase.

(6)
He conceived art
with a pull
of my heart.

(7)
He was a luxurious
departure
from city life.

(8)
He was my battery
backup in a power
outage.

(9)
He was a kaleidoscope
of colors that refused
to blend.

(10)
He was the drama
in my mundane
space.

(11)
He turned me into a second
edition, and then donated
my body to the library.


(12)
He is the nights
I stay awake on the sofa
composing poems about love.


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9 comments:

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    1. It is a very nice piece. (And thank you for visiting here!) :-)

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    2. I meant your piece, of course!!

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  2. This built perfectly esp

    (11)
    He turned me into a second
    edition, and then donated
    my body to the library.

    (12)
    He is the nights
    I stay awake on the sofa
    composing poems about love.

    POW!erful and vital. This was magnificent. Thanks,Mosk

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    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! :-)

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    2. I agree, those last two are especially cool. I am here by way of La Mosky.

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    3. Thank you so much, Fireblossom! I appreciate your visit and your comment.
      :-)

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  3. This is perfection, Linda. Just so well done.

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    1. I'm all smiles thanks to your comment. Thank you, De. xo

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