Another POetry Prompt to keep us honest...

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Another POetry Prompt to keep us honest...

Postby Jolanta » Sat May 10, 2008 2:43 am


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Another POetry Prompt to keep us honest...

Postby Jolanta » Sat May 10, 2008 2:43 am

I thought I would have a go at this prompting thing...
It is Mothers day tomorrow in Australia, so I thought I might have a go (and invite you to do the same) to write a poem in honour of your dear ol' Mum.
It could be one of longing, resentment or love... up to you!
Here's a couple I prepared earlier...

Mama

Loving me completely
Despite my flaws
Loving me eternally
Always giving more

Holding arms open
Receivng with such grace
Holding me close
Away from that sad place

Being there for me
Even when I resist
Being there always
With a hug and a kiss

Doing all that you can
Holding us together
Doing more than imaginable
You are
Beyond any exaggeration
The worlds best
Mother.

******************************

My Mum's a Superhero!

My Mum is a superhero
A silent one it's true
But her poweres are amazing
More than any could do

Saving houses from terrible beasts
That threaten to take over
With their dirty socks
Shirts, pants and Sheets

Taming ravenous monsters
All the while smiling sweet
Enduring growling and snapping
That happens at her feet

Soothing distress calls
No matter if night or day
She flies to our rescue
And our bodies she saves

My Mum is a superhero
And she's the worlds best
So thankyou Mum
I love you Mum
And have a days rest!!!


(Corny I know, but my Mum will love them!!!!)

Your turn now! Yay!!!!!

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Re: Another POetry Prompt to keep us honest...

Postby CoFun77 » Sat May 10, 2008 6:17 am

Hi Jolanta, thanks for "keeping us honest"

Mom’s Quirks

Burning popcorn, insisting it tasted exotic
Wearing underwear on her head instead of a hairnet
Answering the phone sweetly no matter the mood
Ironing while watching soaps
Painting flowers, using paper plates for canvas
Cleaning—even on vacations
Posing for pictures in swimsuits or lingerie—
(Victoria’s Secret eat your heart out)
Zipping along on the lawn tractor at high speed
Telling us, “Get up and work!” (Never getting
that it wouldn’t motivate us to get out of bed)
Taking pictures of everyone including insurance
salesman, religious solicitors and ditch diggers
Sending cards and letters to everyone she’d meet
Every year saying, “Best Christmas tree ever!”
Looking beautiful in black velvet dress and pearls,
the last time I saw her.

Connie

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Re: Another POetry Prompt to keep us honest...

Postby Lorraine Hart » Sat May 10, 2008 6:43 am

Nice Jolanta.

This is not so easy, this one.

My Mother's Perfume

The clean sweet smell
of you was comfort,
your touch alone could
ease the torture
inside my head,
4711 on a hanky
and a darkened room.

It's been a long time
since I felt safe in
your arms, and your
clean, sweet smell
now cloys like lillies
and bitterness.

I can smell my own
love and regret that
I could not comfort you,
refusing rescue as you
yelled for help and I
choked on waves of your
sweet and bitter smell.

Safe in my own scent
of clean spirit after years
bathing wounds, I can
hold you in my arms,
sweet release, finally,
and wrap you in the
fragrance of
forgiveness.


My mother slips deeper into dementia now, after a lifetime of drinking and depression. A lot can fall away with the passing of years...I say that to young folks who might be angry...from a little further down the road. For what might be her last Mother's Day, I give this:

Let Me Sing You Home

Sun-washed cottage by the shore
Sand and tumbled stone
Empty sky your favourite blue
Let me sing you home

Let me sing you home
Sail you 'cross a silver sea
To that green and gentle land
Where your heart has longed to be

Let me take your hand in mine
And walk you down the lane
Through the gate you know so well
See, it all stayed just the same

Sheets are flyin' on the line
Like sails before the wind
Mirrored waves play memories
As if they never dimmed

Let me sing you home
Sail you 'cross a silver sea
To that green and gentle land
Where your heart has longed to be

Children running to their games
Laughter raining in the sun
Sit right here and rest awhile
Let your journeying be done

Let me sing you home
Sail you 'cross a silver sea
To that green and gentle land
Where your heart has longed to be
Let me sing you home
Sail you 'cross a silver sea
Sail you back to England
Where your heart has longed to be

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Postby Yoli » Sat May 10, 2008 9:12 am

Mom

I can't remember your embrace
But I'm sure it comforted me.
I can barely remember your face
Outside of the photos that I have.
I'm sure there has been a time you
Soothed a pain or eased the hurt.
I believe there was a time, too,
When you tucked me in at night.
I remember you giving a spanking
When we did something really bad.
Know it is you that I’m thanking;
Did it once, didn’t do it again.
At times I’ve wished for things
To be like a fairytale or story.
Other times I’ve prayed life brings
Me strength for what really is.
And even though you are not here
There is one thing I can say is real;
I know everyday that you are near
Comforting me with your embrace.

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Re: Another POetry Prompt to keep us honest...

Postby Iain » Sat May 10, 2008 10:35 am

Not an easy topic for me but this is it...

Emotionally
Spiritually
Stifling
with your metaphysical
pillowcase
of benign inanity
and all in
the name of love

Burying all sense
of uniqueness
and leaving the hapless
child crippled and frightened
of ever being part
of the greater
world,
of society.

Left cold and
flinching,
recoiling
to your touch…
It is no surprise
that Mother
rhymes so perfectly with
Smother.

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Re: Another POetry Prompt to keep us honest...

Postby Lorraine Hart » Sat May 10, 2008 2:07 pm

Iain...methinks we'll need a tequila truthful teary night on that island...skipping stones of survival...plink...plink...plink...plonk...coyote stories and somebody pouring the milky way...and we'll congratulate each other for walking erect...still wanting to make something beautiful out of it...preshuss.

Nice connection Yoli...glad you have it.

CoFun77...those last two lines feel deelish!

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Re: Another POetry Prompt to keep us honest...

Postby Rox » Sat May 10, 2008 2:25 pm

Mother Music


Typical Friday morning
driving to work
a country song washes through the car
through me
leaving tears behind in my eyes.

I hear you singing
while you did the dishes,
pruned the hedge,
painted the house,
made us dinner.

Eight years
and thirteen days
after your voice went silent
I found it
still inside me;
still singing
to me.

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Re: Another POetry Prompt to keep us honest...

Postby Iain » Sat May 10, 2008 3:26 pm

I love your poems, all of you.

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Re: Another POetry Prompt to keep us honest...

Postby Iain » Sat May 10, 2008 3:42 pm

Lox - I look forward to that Island!

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