Poem: Emergent

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #286, 29 Oct 2014.

Prompt: Emerging

Emergent

encased beneath the earth
awakened by a sense of life
it breaks free of the walls
protecting it, constraining it
pushing through the dirt
moving slowly upward
it rises into the open air
welcomed by its gardener

 

Poem: Solid

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #285, 22 Oct 2014.

Prompt: Foundation

Solid

“We build it up and build it up and build it up.
Now it’s solid. Solid as a rock”
– from “Solid as a Rock” by Ashford & Simpson

we
start
simple
mish and mash
basic elements
heaped upon more of the basics
until we’re strong enough to support the advanced ones

 

Poem: The Boy Who Got Happy

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #261, 7 May 2014.  Topic: The Boy Who (blank)

(form: shadorma)

 

The Boy Who Got Happy

“Clap along if you know what happiness is to you”
— ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams

I’m clapping
because happiness
is this grand
torrid love
affair that I’ve been living
since I met my wife.

 

Poem: My Door

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 233, 21 August 2013.  Topic: poem about something in the room/space in which I’m sitting

(form: Shadorma)

My Door

clear and cheap,
as high as my cube
of five feet,
when slid “closed”,
the louvered plastic provides
a faux privacy

Poems: Gaffers & Manning

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 230, 31 July 2013.  Topic: mistake poem

(form: Lune)

Gaffers

public figures
often have
foot-in-mouth disease

(form: Shadorma)

Manning

Ill intent
or just poor judgement,
this private
should spend life
in prison, breaking big rocks
into little ones.

 

Poem: ions

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 229, 24 July 2013.  Topic: charged poem

(form: a couple of Lunes)

ions

The one atom teased
the other,
“You’re so positive!”

The other replied,
“No, I’m not.
You’re just negative.”

 

Poem: Learn and Live

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 226, 3 July 2013.  Topic: informative poem

(form: Triolet)

Learn and Live

We’ve interrupted this broadcast
to tell you that you’re missing life.
You may have screwed up in the past.
We’ve interrupted this broadcast.
Done and gone, all mistakes don’t last.
Get up, dust off, learn from the strife.
We’ve interrupted this broadcast
to tell you that you’re missing life.