Weds poetry prompt: ‘Diamonds of Intent’

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This week’s prompt: Write a ‘pieces’ poem.

Diamonds of Intent

The ambitions and big ideas
That chatter away in my head
Are quickly and ruthlessly broken
Into petty, incomprehensible shards
When cast out into reality,
Merely becoming minute pieces
Of a fabled master plan
That I am unable to assemble
Or indeed, even recall the path to,
As these evanescent half-concepts
Are inevitably carried away
Up to the vast, confusing sky
Before becoming lost in the clouds
Never to be seen again,
Their fragile and fleeting nature
Ultimately meaning it is futile
To attempt that final cohesion
Until the mind seeks and finds
Those rare diamond intentions
That the world cannot so easily shatter.

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Weds poetry prompt: ‘Visitors to Forever’

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This week’s prompt: Write a ‘forever’ poem

Visitors to Forever

In a world that stretches
For almost forever,
There is but a precious fraction
Of time to tread across it all,
So explore and feed your eyes
This infinite feast of wonders
Spread across a vast plate
While your body can still cross over
And consume it all,
For we are but temporary visitors
In this miraculous blue marble
And must use wisely our time within.

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Weds poetry prompt: ‘Attempted Reconnect’

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And so we return to normalcy after the April PAD Challenge, with the weekly Wednesday poetry prompt. Once again this is one that turned out a bit bleaker than originally envisioned, but hopefully you’ll enjoy all the same…

This week’s prompt: Write a ‘reconnect’ poem

Attempted Reconnect

Attempting to reconnect…
View memories in multiple colours…
Insufficient memory
Faces fuzzy and indistinct
Reminisce purely in monochrome
Audio channels restricted
As with age there is less storage
For sentimental data
All is slowly deleted
To make room for trivial stresses
That threaten to reprogram the mind
And obliterate the very essence of us.

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Weds poetry prompt: ‘Rock up a Storm Tonight’

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So here we are at the last Wednesday prompt before I dive into this year’s April PAD Challenge on Saturday (as I have done for the past two years), where for the month of April, a poem will be posted everyday! I’m actually away on a cruise toward the end of the month, so there will no doubt be some frenzied catching up going on, but nonetheless! Anyway, enough of my rambling. Here is the last Weds prompt before the madness begins:

Today’s prompt: Pick a music genre, make that the title of your poem, and then write a poem

Rock up a Storm Tonight

After a tense and trying day
Full of tinny and irritating noise
Gnawing at the back of my head,
I like to blast out my own sound –
Screaming guitars and growling words
That put the world to rights
And channel a concealed anger
That can at last be unleashed
In the coming storm of defiance
That deafens the madding crowd –
Their nonsense no longer heard
Within my wall made of wonder
Where a rocking return to the primal
Is the purest form of therapy.

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Weds poetry prompt: ‘Habits of a Scattered Brain’

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Today’s prompt: Write an ‘improvement’ poem

Habits of a Scattered Brain

So many books sit there unread,
And still yet to write the one in my head,
Suggestions of catch-ups and coffees
Shall continue to be left unsaid,
Stacks of clutter stand unsorted
Or otherwise shoved under the bed,
Yes, there may be room for improvement
In this scatter-brained state of mind,
But ultimately the strategy shall remain
Of saving it all for tomorrow instead.

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Weds poetry prompt: ‘As Peaceful as the River’

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Today’s prompt: Take the phrase “As (blank) as (blank),” replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.

As Peaceful as the River

I long to emulate
The simple purity
So effortlessly shown
By a peaceful river’s flow.

To channel it all from
That great mother source
In a beautiful unity
Is an act beyond our mere humanity.

Life divides us so
That our origin means little
In the long eternal battle
To preserve only one’s self.

The river holds no such malice
Merely part of a greater body
That transcends hate and fear
Its nature true and clear.

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‘Out in the Open’

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Out in the Open

It’s all out in the open now,
What you tried keeping hidden
In cover of darkness and lies,
Now exposed to judging eyes.

You hid in that horrid house
That shame itself had built,
Yet its lord showed none
Rather, pride in all he’d done.

But now the stones have come,
Thrown by the tormented
Who perished in your name,
Back now, to inflict the blame.

The doors lay down, demolished,
Your shelter of sheer treachery
Is now but rubble on the ground,
A building at last betraying you…

The blighted masses break through the gate
And finally deliver you to a deserved fate.

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