Friday, 8 April 2011

NaPoWriMo 2011 - Day 5

Today's prompt - write either a serious poem or a goofy poem. Rather a vague prompt, this one! Here's my attempt at a serious poem, anyway:

Small Sparks

There are small sparks
Between you and I.
Electrically charged,
Energy burning bright.
We're drawn together like magnets,
Opposing forces
Becoming fused as one.
But we are two sides
Of the same coin -
Finishing each other's sentences,
Reading each other's minds.
Soul-mates, written in the stars?
Or is it just co-incidence,
That we have found each other,
And small sparks fly.

Monday, 4 April 2011

NaPoWriMo Day 4

Day 4
Prompt: Write a poem about a group of people. I took astronauts.


After seeing the Earth
From the depths of space,
What else is there?
Returning to firm land
A hero, what's next for you?
One of a select few
To witness this amazing view -
Our blue, green world.
Seen from this distance
It's hard to see the boundaries.
Other people's wars become senseless,
You are a citizen of Earth,
All nations watching as you leap
Into the star-filled unknown.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

NaPoWriMo 2011 - Day 3

Day 3 - prompt: Write a poem about a world without you.

Without Me

In a world without me,
My sister would be an only child,
My parents spoiling her rotten.
She would have no one to play with,
No summers spent together,
No sharing, learning, growing
Of two sisters closer and closer.

In a world without me,
My husband might be single,
Finding his way alone,
No-one to lead him to this city on the coast.
No lazy mornings, warm smiles and kisses,
No building of a life together,
Of two halves making a whole.

In a world without me,
The Earth keeps turning,
People living their lives
Without me knowing,
Unable to participate
In the ups and down
Of the human race.

A world without me,
Is not this one.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

NaPoWriMo 2011 - Day 2

Today's prompt - Write a postcard poem. Here's mine:


I don't wish you were here.
If you were, this would be
Another time, another place,
Tinted in rose and summer sunshine.
School's finished and weeks stretch ahead,
Two young girls run through sand dunes,
Invent games and vie for attention,
High on summer and foreign lands.

Friday, 1 April 2011

NaPoWriMo once again!

It's April! And on this blog that means only one thing - it's National Poetry Writing Month, with the monthly poem a day challenge.

Day 1's prompt is to write a 'what got you here' poem. Here's my attempt:

Getting Here

We got here individually,
And yet also together.
Two sides of the same coin,
Two minds in one,
Travelling from two points,
To be here, now, together.

Four years by the sea,
Six months as man and wife,
We walk a single path
Widened to fit us both.
Our future stretches ahead -
We face it hand in hand.