Today’s prompt: Write a construction and/or deconstruction poem
As is often the case when I tackle these ‘Two for Tuesday’ prompts, this one ended up being a little of both. Enjoy…
She’s Making Rainbows
Wondering why, despite the wet outside
There was no pretty rainbow in sight,
The little girl proceeded to make her own
Entirely from arches of Play-Doh.
Red was of course readily found,
Orange proved a little obscurer,
But was soon found in the depths
Of her overstuffed toy box.
Then out came the yellow,
Green of course the next to go,
Next blue, but then confusion about ‘indigo’,
A darker blue, she’s told, well why didn’t you just say so.
And finally violet to finish,
All colours carefully arranged
Into meticulously crafted arches,
She was quite the little clay artist.
With some white to spare
For little fluffy clouds as well,
She then glances outside again,
To see there is no longer any pesky rain.
Craving energetic antics outside,
She casts her colourful work aside,
A once-rainbow is quickly squished
Into flat and gaudy pancakes.
She’s told it’s got to be put away first,
With a huff and a sigh, she complies,
Stuffing each blob back inside
Its matching pot, where darkness lies.
And so a pseudo-rainbow is gone,
Forsaken for the allure of the sun,
But when another rainy day comes,
She’ll build more doughy wonders for fun.
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