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!

David

PS: The word for October is CHANGE.

20 comments on “Adult “W.O.M.” Poems

  1. The Forever
    by Linda Boyden ©2021

    We walk through this life
    on this Earth we walk,
    going here or there
    not looking,
    not listening,
    always in a hurry.

    Go outside. Sit.

    Look at the river.
    What’s inside?
    What do you see?
    Wait and watch.
    Use your body,
    use your gifts of
    taste touch smell sight.

    The river carries life and death.

    Watch fire. Wait.
    See the wood transform
    into warmth
    feel the power of the change.

    Fire carries life and death.

    Sit outside. Listen to the wind.
    Hear its roar, its mewling.
    Close your eyes.
    Listen with your body.
    Let your senses open your soul.

    Know these gifts
    are not yours forever.

    Forever is where life continues.
    Live as if you have one foot
    in the Now,
    the other in Forever.

    Go outside and sit:
    listen, touch, see, smell,
    change.

  2. CHANGE

    Leaves of October
    Awe-tumn turn change
    B e a u t i f a l l paintings―
    Hues brilliant
    W a r m
    Bold

    Orange
    Red
    Yellow―
    Purple
    And
    Gold

    Cory Corrado (2021) ©

  3. Autumn leaves are on their way
    Changing colors day by day
    Bringing forth a crisper air
    Blowing hats and blowing hair
    And when autumn leaves are gone
    And winter snow has crept upon
    Don’t feel sad
    And don’t pretend
    Autumn leaves will come again

  4. Autumn leaves are on their way
    Changing colors day by day
    Bringing forth crisper air
    Blowing hats and blowing hair
    And when autumn leaves are gone
    And winter snow has crept upon
    Don’t be sad and don’t pretend
    Autumn leaves will come again

  5. Change?

    His eyes,
    red and watery,
    plead for change
    as he lifts his cup.

    I pat my pockets.
    Empty,
    but for the “phone”
    which can send funds
    from my bank to yours,
    to a retail website
    or your Venmo.

    I give a shrug,
    a half smile,
    maybe a fleeting prayer,
    as my heels
    click the sidewalk,
    past his worn ones.

    Change?
    Some things have changed.
    Some things haven’t.

    (c) 2021 Susan Bickel

  6. A Different World
    By Marge Waldschmidt

    I long for a world where peace is the norm
    Where weather is calm, no destruction by storm.
    I want guns to be silent, causing no harm
    All oceans clean, not sounding alarm.
    I’d like racism to fade and all to be fair
    Only quality schools with teachers who care.
    In everyday life, no need for negative voices
    I want all to be free to make their own choices.

    But if there’s only one change, that I could make,
    I’d eliminate hate, that’s all it would take.
    Then everything else would fall into place
    Remove ONE word to save human race.

    And maybe this is not a dream
    We could all join the No Hate team.
    Say loving words instead of mean,
    Find a positive in every scene.
    Don’t say hate, it is too strong
    Simply dislike when something’s wrong.
    Find ways to help instead of complain
    Support each other when in deep pain.

    We can reach every person, one by one
    Let them know love, acceptance, and fun.
    Change happens one decision at a time.
    Will you take a step because of my rhyme?

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