Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 298

For today’s prompt, write a treat poem. I guess this could be a trick or treat poem, or a poem about treating yourself (or another person) to something nice. I entreat you to have fun with it. Perhaps, we could sign a treaty to make it official and then shout it from the tallest “treet”ops. Okay, getting a little carried away, but hey, that’s what Wednesday poems are for, right?


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Here’s my attempt at a Treat Poem:


tell me a secret
and let it rest on my mind
near all the others–
keeping my new prisoner
and hoping it won’t escape


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163 thoughts on “Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 298

  1. taylor graham


    Boots and belts and strings of beads
    laid out on benches open-air; blankets, cutting
    boards with grooves to catch the blood;
    chickens, cabbages, spring lambs. All this
    under the majesty of bare mountain.
    No snow in this drought-year. By the dry
    fountain, peasants clog an impromptu
    rain dance. An old woman clutches her rosary
    with one arthritic hand, fumbling
    in her pocket with the other; she finds no
    coin. No shadow. Sun glares down, deploring
    the state of Earth. But look, clouds
    are darkening above the mountain. Flash
    of lightning – sky’s a pyromaniac
    to torch the town. And suddenly, the rain.


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