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Friday, April 15, 2016

Day 14 and Day 15 for April Poem A Day


Here are the poems for Days 14 and 15 for April Poem A Day from Poetic Asides. I hope you are enjoying them so far as much as I am enjoying writing them. I can't believe it is the halfway point of the month.

April 14
Prompt: Write a poem about time out

Time Out

I would like to take a time out from aging
see my face in the mirror as I was at twenty-five
eyes not underlined with circles 
and pains coming and going like guests
at first it is fun to add on years to your age
at twenty you always want to be older
if only I could be twenty-nine and then
you hit a wall and thirty hops in 
then you find forty is a hurdle you can't jump 
the years skip by as you frolic in the frenzy
of mature recognition - the fun forties
ending in the fifties and moving gently
into the sixties and suddenly there is
the milestone you never thought you 
would reach and you want a time out
enough you say
I understand and want to stop now
but there is no time out from aging
only the acceptance that you must
befriend the clock and make it your BFF
for though your outside may show the
wear and tear of the years
inside you are and always will be the blithe
twenty-five year old who swallowed life
and spit out the pits
copyright 2016 by Barbara Ehrentreu

April 15
Prompt: write a poem with at least four of the following eight words:
1 flat
2 ring
3 lavish
4 vessel
5 paper
6 blacklist
7 gaudy
8 tooth

Off the Blacklist

She dressed to the nines
hoping her flat chest would
be plumped by the additions
she had bought remembering
the times when she was a girl
and stuffed herself with paper
now she primped in front of 
the mirror thinking her dress
might be too gaudy and yet
she had been on the blacklist
too long and tonight was her
night to shine
she had gone all out with a 
lavish gown and a ridiculously expensive
ring and had acquired the services
of a chauffeur so she would arrive
in a suitable vessel for the gala
tonight she would be back with 
her friends and again part of
the tooth fairy glitterati

copyright 2016 by Barbara Ehrentreu

Until the next time I hope you can either write or read some poetry in the next few days. Check back here for more in a few days. 

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