Poetry challenge 3

 

Three words from headlines. Chose words you wouldn’t usually use. Write about something else–or news of the world you live in.

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A response from Glow:

Words from today’s headlines: grim, grapples, and guilty

I admit my guilt.
Grappling with the cold
its grimness
I felt its hands tighten around my throat
this time, this time, this time I would die.
An old nightmare: the cold, the dark, the despair.
I am guilty, oh yes.
Furtively, I scan the real estate ads
seeking a warm, bright, cheery flat
a cozy, sunny, summer room.
A river never locked in ice
its sparkles cartwheeling among the trees.

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2 Responses to “Poetry challenge 3”

  1. Glow Says:

    Words from today’s headlines: grim, grapples, and guilty

    I admit my guilt.
    Grappling with the cold
    its grimness
    I felt its hands tighten around my throat
    this time, this time, this time I would die.
    An old nightmare: the cold, the dark, the despair.
    I am guilty, oh yes.
    Furtively, I scan the real estate ads
    seeking a warm, bright, cheery flat
    a cozy, sunny, summer room.
    A river never locked in ice
    its sparkles cartwheeling among the trees.

  2. mattiespillow Says:

    Thanks! I’ll post another prompt tomorrow.

    More cold to come, by the way.

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