Making My Mind Up

Day 20 of Napowrimo and the prompt is to write in the voice of another family. I’ve chosen my daughter Ashleigh, age 13. Who in year 8 is making her GCSE choices. Making My Mind Up Choices choices What to chose The teachers say It’s a big deal That we must pick Our true career…

Strawberry Top

Day 19 of Napowrimo and today’s prompt was to use a sea shell name to write a piece. I choose Strawberry top because to me it means something. I have been called many of the names in this poem’ just because I have I have ginger hair. Strawberry Top I’d never date a Ginger Ginger…

Easter Eggs

Day 18 and. I used yesterday’s prompt of writing a poem using three senses. I started off with this is mind but let the piece take me where it wanted to go. Easter Eggs A cardboard box Colourful characters Bright bold Eye catching Chocolate melted And moulded Shaped into a familiar Pleasing shape And wrapped…

Being Mum

For day 17 of Napowrimo I went to Langley Writers. The prompt was “I had a dream” Being Mum I had a dream of the ideal To be the perfect mother I would give my kids experiences And with stresses I wouldn’t bother I’d clean the house, make the tea And still have energy to…

The Old Wives Lies

Day 16 prompt. After yesterday’s form-based prompt, today’s will hopefully be somewhat easier to get into. This prompt is from Daisy Fried, and the basic idea is to write a ten-line poem in which each line is a lie. Your lies could be silly, complicated, tricky, or obvious. The Old Wives Lies Don’t pull that…

On His Bike

Day 15 of Napowrimo, half way! And the prompt today was to do a terza rima, now I attempted this in various ways but couldn’t get it to flow properly without adding one extra line. So it’s a terza rima with a difference. Enjoy! On His Bike As his wheels spin faster and faster Rushing…

Spring Arrival

Day 14 of Napowrimo and I had Darn-hill Scribblers, a local writing group I go to. So because it was a family style workshop we did the subject of Spring. We were asked about taste, smell etc of spring. And this is what came for me. Springs Arrival Spring sneezes into arrival Pollen floating through…

Watching the Sky

Watching the Sky Lying on the fresh cut grass Watching the world go by I see candy floss marshmallows In all shapes and sizes Across the clear blue sky I see a circle of fire cheese Burning bright above I see snow birds glide Lifted by wings of love Most of all I see peace…

The Gift of a Doll

Day 12 prompt was to pick a common noun for a physically thing, so I choose doll and then to pick something intangible, so I choose fear. I written down the meanings and this is what came of it. The Gift of a Doll The doll was given as a gift Mum put it on…

Here Comes Trouble

Here Comes Trouble Trouble came to town one day Searching for something new He wanted to make new friends Explore new experiences too But people judged and feared him Because everyone knows Trouble is bad news Or that’s how the gossip goes Mothers grabbed their children’s hands He’s nothing but trouble they muttered The elderly…