Here we are again in April, National Poetry Writing Month where poets pledge to try and write a poem a day. The NaPoWriMo is the place to go, sign up and get daily prompts. I’m a day late so today I’ll post two! Pied Piper to start you off and the other will appear below later today. The prompt was to write a descriptive poem by describing something in terms of what it is not, or not like. Have fun and write, write, write!
in navy pinstripes, brown or black,
expensive ropes of silk or polyester
restricting breath until lungs
began to wither, diaphragm slackened
and it became impossible to laugh
from the belly, sing or play a flute.
manipulation and all the myriad subtle
ways other men used sacred symbols
words of power, images of fear or sex
jack the price, or pretend
that ninety-nine cents was less
than a dollar.
of children as little
men and women
never found them onerous
bothersome or over-bold.
mystery and magic
lilting songs, or jigs
nor did he refrain
or hugging trees.