Adult “W.O.M.” Poems

Each month this blog will feature a word of the month to stimulate a poem. Anyone who wishes to share a poem is invited to participate. The point is to enjoy the challenge of writing a poem inspired by a single word. It doesn’t matter if this is your first poem or five hundredth. It’s all done for the fun and exercise of writing.

Cutoff for posting the current Word of the Month poem is the last day of the month.

On the first day of each month, a new word will be posted to challenge your imagination for that month.

Please post your poems on this page, so everyone can find the poems easily. 

Thank you and have fun!


PS: The word for October is QUICK.

15 comments on “Adult “W.O.M.” Poems

  1. Quick

    Last time, I waited 30 days
    to try something sublime,
    pondering and picking words
    to show my frame of mind.

    This month, I gave
    myself a kick.
    I picked a rhyme
    and in a lick,
    I clicked submit.
    This time, I’m quick.

    (c) 2018 Susan Bickel

    • LOL! Looks like we all waited too long last month, Susan! I went ahead and posted my “frame” poem on David’s blog today. (October 2) I’m glad he puts up with his late friend – me!

      • I like your frame poem, Susan. Glad you got it in there. I have daughters about the ages of yours, too.

  2. I like this very much. I was the same last month… and nothing sublime every struck. Haha. Maybe I’ll give myself a kick also…

  3. Quicker!

    I was late last month –
    I must be quicker!
    Faster than stairs
    or a corgi’s licker!

    Quicker than buzzers
    that spy a flower,
    Faster than a guy
    with a super power!

    Faster than the student
    who taunts the sub,
    Quicker than the water
    draining from a tub.

    I’ll take this moment
    (’cause I’m healthy, not sick!)
    to sit, write, and post
    my poem really quick!

    • Yay! You got it in early. I bet I can guess where the student who taunts the sub idea came from. Hope you’re quicker then too.

  4. Here’s a quick poem for you…. in the spirit of the season. ;0)


    Ghosts slide on moonbeams
    Witches ride sticks
    Scarecrows flap freely
    Varmints play tricks

    Wind whispers wildly
    Clouds thin, then thick
    And the flame in the grin
    Says, “You’d best get home… quick!”

    Karen Eastlund
    © 2018

    • Great idea to combine the word of the month and the mood of the month. That second line is a tongue-twister to me, but the last stanza rolls off my tongue in a fun way.

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