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 July is FORWARD.

10 comments on “Adult “W.O.M.” Poems


    Please don’t think me forward if I forward you this piece.
    My brain’s been in a muddle since I got it from my niece.
    It talks about how we see time, the language that we use.
    I think you’ll find it curious, so give it a peruse.
    Say we will meet on Wednesday, then we move it back a day.
    Does that mean it’s on Tuesday, or a day further away
    Like Thursday? Is that back or forward’s what I want to know.
    If you’re a forward thinker, then Thursday’s the way to go.

    Now I will just be forward. How about dating next Wednesday?
    Or can we meet a day from then? I’d move it either way.

    (c) 2020 Susan Bickel

  2. Word of the Month Poem July 2020
    Word: FORWARD

    Janet Kay Gallagher

    Forward ho!
    It’s on we go
    So much to do
    We must follow through

    Finish the next book
    Give it a second look
    Publish and done
    Smile, it’s number one!

    Forward ho!
    It’s on we go
    So much to do
    We must follow through

    Start the next story
    If you want the glory
    Write, edit, submit
    While time will permit

    Forward ho!
    It’s on we go
    So much to do
    We must follow through

  3. So much to do and we must follow through. So true, Janet, so true.
    So much to write and there’s no end in sight. Forward ho!

  4. Forward

    They do it all the time,
    As a family, as a block,
    As a neighborhood.
    They celebrate!

    This was no exception,
    Socially distant parade?
    No problem.

    All the stars were there
    Betsy Ross, Abigail Adams,
    General Washington, why even
    Clara Barton,
    The 13 Original Colonies,

    Flag waving spectators,
    Bicycles on parade,
    Puppies on patrol.
    All, as one
    Looking back,
    Moving forward

    By Linda Trott Dickman

  5. Forward with hope
    Forward when we fall
    Forward when we fly
    Our moments, high like the stars
    Or too low to the ground, lost
    E-mails, media; loud, pushy, fun
    We move on-forward
    Marching to our own beat
    Up rocks and hills that threaten to tear us apart.
    Arrows through our hearts
    Waterways flowing through our minds, cooling us, bringing us peace.

  6. Make a Difference 2020 YF

    I want my life to make a difference.
    To speak kind words.
    To lift others up.

    I want to feel
    the energy that comes from small, kind deeds,
    the beat of the positive pulse,
    life’s rhythmic balance.

    In the midst of the chaos that is life,
    In the midst of our troubled world,
    I hope.
    I write.
    Words of change.
    Words of hope.
    Words of beauty.
    Words of healing.

    I shine my light into the darkness to envision change.
    I speak the truth with love.
    I wage war with my pen.
    I fight for peace at the ballot box.
    I encourage others to stand for peace, for truth, for love.

    I move FORWARD courageously, fearlessly,
    taking small steps that make a difference.
    They sometimes feel like drops in a bucket…
    I hope the drops grow into a stream,
    then into a river
    as others join the flow.

    I want to
    stand tall,
    change the tide,
    move the mountain,
    be the change,
    solve problems creatively,
    make a difference.

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