march thirty one: writer’s digest chapbook poetry challenge, prompt #2

English: The Atlantic Ocean.

English: The Atlantic Ocean. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For the month of November, the challenge is to write a poem-a-day andsubmit your finished work for a Chapbook Challenge.

Find out the daily Chapbook Challenge prompts by visiting Poetic Asides written by Robert Lee Brewer on Writer’s Digest at:

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/2012-november-pad-chapbook-challenge

In my effort to continue to get caught up on the Chapbook Challenge, here is Prompt #2 from Khara House

Write a full moon poem. The full moon might be a character or symbol in the poem. Or the poem might address what happens during a full moon: magic, mischief, madness, etc.

 

MY POEM:

moon landing

for all you old heads

debbie harry sang about the tide

being high

before she decided to move on

but what about when a hurricane

barreling down the street

knocking on your door

causing life to come to a standstill

so that you can’t move on?

who’s responsible

for pleading your case

to the man in the moon

to keep the tide

from getting too high?

usually we like it when

the sun, the moon, and the stars

are aligned in our favor

but when they’re

aligned for disaster

who will manage the clean up

of the hearts, the souls, and the lives

that have become debris

along the Atlantic?

c) Kellea Tibbs and march thirty one, 2012. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of original march thirty one material without express and written permission from the author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. 

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