Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Revolt of the Spawning Adult - a Poem for Day One of the PAD Challenge

I'm so glad it's Aprila time when I get to hang out and share poems with a bunch of other poets.

The prompt for day one of Robert Lee Brewer's 2015 April PAD challenge is resistance. I may write another one later today, but for now my attempt is below.

Photo by Jim Frech
Fighting her Nature

Revolt of the Spawning Adult

Like a salmon swimming upstream,
against the current in frigid,
familiar waters, she fights, kills time,
swishes away her reflection,
                                    the past.
She resists her naturerocky
rapids, hardy falls, sinister
nets and hooks, hungry bears
threatening and tearing apart
hazardous saltwater memories
living inside her mind. 


Thank you for reading!



  1. love, love this poem, Linda! xxx

    1. Thank you, thank you, Mel!! Nice to see you here! Thanks for reading. xo

  2. I liked this very much - the images are palpable and the actions are certain. Well done, Mosk

  3. LOVE it. The title made me laugh, because there are days I want to eat my young. ;)

    I love the idea of resisting nature - especially my own.