Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt #389; Theme: Improvement


Improvement (is an Inside Job):  In Acrostic

It starts with the self
Minimalism and mindfulness
Productivity over busyness
Recursive reading
Occupational happiness
Variety of experiences
Eat well, pray often, love the one you’re with
Making time, taking time
Endless intellectual curiosity
Not afraid to say no
Thank you, please, and I’m sorry


Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt #387; Theme: A One Poem


“The smallest minority on earth is the individual.”  –Ayn Rand

Margo’s Mitosis

One cell.
XXXXXOne birth.
XXXXXXXXXXOne rebirth.

One body.
XXXXXTwo purposes.
XXXXXXXXXXBirthed three.

One heart.
XXXXXTwo loves.
XXXXXXXXXXThree lessons.

One mind.
XXXXXTwo sides.
XXXXXXXXXXThree changes.

One death.
XXXXXOne destination.
XXXXXXXXXXA multitude of legacies.

The Power of One.


*Disclaimer:  I am not a fan or follower of Ayn Rand, but the quote perfectly illustrated the thought behind the poem.

Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt #386; Theme: Good (blank)


Good Life

The good life is one that is lived,
not through a screen,
but with hope of things unseen.
It is lived with purpose,
but without everything having to have one.
It is understood that every day
doesn’t have to be a holiday;
it is understood that holidays
don’t have to be the best ever.
The good life,
like any good poem,
doesn’t have to rhyme,
but is lived knowing that
one has a reason
for being here.
The good life is often lived never knowing
what that reason is,
but accepting by faith that one,
does indeed,

Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt #385; Theme: Ekphrastic Poem


Because this is how I feel about Andy’s “art”.

On Andy Warhol

You took Marilyn’s face,
& the collective who
designed the Campbell’s soup label.
What did you do but copy
Hollywood’s creation,
& someone else’s designs,
immortalizing processed soup
& a real dish?


Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt #384; Theme: Nope

Because limericks are fun!


The Audacity of Nope

Mrs. Pope got tired of hearing “Nope”,
so much so, she couldn’t cope,
so she became a customer service rep,
telling herself “Yep”,
& she no longer needed Mr. Pope.