Apr '12 18
Today is day #18 in my poem-a-day extravaganza for April.

Over at Writers Digest (thanks to Mike Hopkins for the link) Robert Lee Brewer is offering a prompt each day for ideas for poems.

One suggestion was to write a 'mixed up' poem. This could be interpreted any way you want.

Here's where I went:

Trading places

If you were gazing at a blank page
while I was licking my bowl clean
what would you write?
If you doubted your own ability
while I dozed on my bed after a long walk
what would you do?
If you felt insecure
while I was gnawing a juicy marrow bone
how would you cope?
If you were wondering what was the point
while I was wagging my tail
what would you conclude?
If you asked yourself whether you could ever trust again,
while I waited for you to feed me,
what would you answer?

Posted by Jennifer Liston

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  1. Mike says:

    *Ooh! That's a complex one. I like it. I think it might have moved into number 1 position for the month. Has your mind jumping around trying to reconcile conflicting positions. Especially the last triplet - gives me uncomfortable images of dementia. Must try one of these myself.

  2. Jen says:

    *Thanks for the positive words, Mike, so glad you like it.

    Sometimes it seems the most simple idea turns into a complex beast! :-)

  3. Trish says:

    *I am loving your poems Jen. Keep them coming, they are thought provoking, clever, dark, complex, energetic and beautiful. Just like someone I know!!

  4. Jen says:

    *Aw Ms Trish, you're sooo wonderfully supportive and always make me feel good. Thank you so much! xoxo

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