It’s National Poetry Month and I have been writing a poem each day. This one, I decided to share.
A friend asked me to write a poem call “Quarantini” about a martini related to COVID-19, of course using some humor. I wrote the poem, which sounded like a ditty and changed it up. This may be my worse poem ever and I am letting it play.
When COVID-19 came along
My friend suggested I write a poem
All about a new martini
Given the name quarantini
In what they call a quarantine
Many people stay unseen
Keeping in their houses closed
Running out for a reload
Life becomes about books and TV
Some will party on with sad glee
Cooking and cleaning and eating freely
Some will have highballs and martinis
This is where my friend comes in
With some vodka and some gin
Mixing with vermouth for them
Landing olives by the rim
Deciding to try something new
To match colors to be true
A concoction to show no defeat
They came up with the quarantini
The colors that we tend to see
Are pinks and whites and crystallies
In little balls of spikes and spheres
To look at it would not bring fear
It’s like an ornament or candy
But getting it would not be dandy
This stuff is not to be played with
Unless you have a life to give
Mindful seriousness you see
It’s hard to come up with a drink
Try they tended and pulled it off
Downed it with nary a cough
This is the magic of this concoction
A patent would not be an option
It’s not that kind of beverage
Just trying to give humor leverage
If you want to know the mix
Simply it’s an easy fix
Using booze or soda or juice
Shake with ice and strain it smooth
It can be made with garnishes or not
Depends on what you’ve got in stock
Tastes vary tart or sweet or dry
Mattering not what when or why
If you’ve figured it out by now
The quarantini recipe is not about how
It depends on what is in the house
Leaning on if you can go out
Possibly it tastes like H2O
Depending on what’s on hand to flow
It’s about the attitude of positivity
We all can have a quarantini
This came from my prompt for National Poetry Month – There is a new prompt daily, so be sure to check in!
Just like Ina Garten made this giant martini for the stay-at-home effort, it’s not such a bad idea to use humor in times of trial. If you have ever watched an episode of MASH you will see how the medical staff in a horrible time turned to humor to survive. I’ve done it and I suspect you all have done it, too. So, for today’s prompt let’s write a humor poem. It does not have to be about these days trials, but feel free to do so. If you want to go into a whole different time and place, go for it. Let’s have some laughs.
BONUS!! You can always use this photo prompt!!
As sure as the alarm
could go off
It need not
as bones are aching
for a walk
Padding to the pot
filling the vessel
Pondering the day
pouring the water
sopping the slosh
Starting the pot
waiting and listening
What’s up with the brew
It Takes Coffee Grounds
to make coffee
If morning starts this way
it’s going to be a long day
The beginning prompt for the 2019 National Poetry Month was on Robert Lee Brewer’s blog HERE The above poem was my attempt to write to the prompt. Perhaps you would like to do the same.
For a visual prompt us the image on this poem and give it a try!
Squirming restlessly in his seat, he knew he was in trouble with the lesson for this day.
Questioning every one of the questions on the board, he struggled with analyzing what the teacher wanted to know.
Calling his name, the time had come to go to the board and answer the third question: Who is the first lady? As he struggled with the right answer, someone was whispering from the sidelines, distracting him, but trying to be helpful.
Grasping the chalk tightly in his sweat saturated hand, he tapped on the board with the chalk before writing, “Eve.”
Schoolmates let out giggles and the teacher even had a slight smile on her usual stern face before she said, I mean of this country.
“Heck,” he said, “I oughta get extra credit ‘cause I’s thinkin’ of the whole world!”
The whole class then burst out in laughter and the teacher had to agree that on this day, there was no questioning that the world could use another Eve.
There you have it with this weeks 6 Sentence Story.
Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
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Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀
PROMPT WORD: QUESTION
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