Busy Poem – National Poetry Month April 8 2020

As so many of us are staying home these days, let’s try a busy poem. This could be about all the things to keep a person busy or maybe unbusy. It could be about doing a lot or nothing at all or somewhere in between. As always, it’s your poem and you can create whatever this means to you. Let’s get busy! Please do post in comments. I want to read your words.


If you would like to check out what some others are doing for National Poetry Month you could check out Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides prompt or you might want to check out NaPoWriMo where each day is interesting, as well. Lots to keep busy with.


Let’s Do the Twist – A Moment in Time

lisa valentine dance 1966 Lisa dressed up for 1st teen dance.

This was a moment of my life

It had to happen to enjoy my first dance

It was at my Kentucky school

Student council raising money

Created a Valentine’s date match

Sweaty palms and pencil in hand

This one signed up for a date

All for the Valentine’s dance

Twelve years old seventh grade student

Unsure of how to prepare

In stepped my big sister

After dying her red dress

And sharing her white blouse

She carefully applied my makeup

An expert of creating beauty

Nervously excited to meet my date

Daddy dropped me at the school

Along came my selected date

At his side was his girlfriend

Nice to meet you and moved on

As my mind was some confused

I shook it off when

On came the music

And it took one song

As sure as it was Chubby Checker

I was sure to do The Twist

Guess who won the twist contest

That was my family tradition

It was a good night

And that’s how it’s done

When life changes moments

Make it a good time

Today I decided to do a combination of prompts. My own prompt Let’s Twist and that of Robert Lee Brewer’s  Poetic Asides. What’s your poem of the day?

lisa twist age 13                                                  Still twisting at age 13


Let’s Twist – National Poetry Month April 5 2020

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Good Morning! It’s Day 5 of National Poetry Month and today’s poem prompt is “Twisted” Let’s write a twisted poem. It could be about some twisted thoughts, a new twist on an old expression, dancing the twist, anything goes! Let’s get twisted! Please tag or add your poems in comments. Love to see what you come up with.

For other prompt ideas you can check out Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo!

Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker


Got Your Goat – National Poetry Month April 2 2020

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Today’s prompt is all about goats! Let’s write a goat poem. It could be about goats in general, favorite story goats, goat cheese or anything goats.

If you would like to follow the Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides Prompt for this day you can check it out. He always has great poem ideas!

And just is in case you are not familiar with NaPoWriMo you can check them out for their wonderful ideas.

So there are three sources! Surely there’s a poem in there for you!

Feel free to share in comments.

Happy Writing!!


National Poetry Month – April Fools Day

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Today’s is April Fool’s Day and for this day’s poetry prompt how about a poem about April fools, any fools, foolishness, the joke’s on you or anything else which strikes your fancy. As a fun bonus, try a poem inspired by the above photo.

If you would like another prompt you could also check out:

Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides presents the first of the National Poetry Month prompts: “For today’s prompt, write a new world poem. There are new worlds and there are new worlds. You could write a poem about discovery of an actual planet. Or maybe your new world is actually a state of mind—or a series of books! In a way, I consider each new challenge a bit of a new world. Let’s explore this one together.

Remember: These prompts are just springboards; you have the freedom to jump in any direction you want. In other words, it’s more important to write a new poem than to stick to the prompt.

Good Luck and Happy Writing!

If you wish to post in comments, your contribution, go for it!