Saturday 18 June 2022

A Writing PROMPT

Find below details of a local poetry competition to enter, judged by Iggy Mc Govern.Fingal Poetry Festival

And a writing exercise.

Take a familiar object

Write down everything you associate with it

Colour, texture, smell, touch...

And Hey Presto- A Poem.


Here's my effort:


You are sandpaper to the touch

and smell of sissal


Your fibres cut like paper cuts

and leave bare feet scoured


You are pocked and cratered

from use and abuse


You witness comings and goings

and hesitations on thresholds


You could tell a story or two

if you had a mind to


You endure hot coals and cat claws

You are the one who puts up with


The one who endures...

You are a door-mat


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