My Word of the Month poem

Hi everyone,

Here’s my Word of the Month poem for April.

Catching a Ride

We’re riding on a rock
4 billion 54 million years old,
24 thousand 9 hundred miles around,
weighing 13,170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds.

We’re riding on a rock
71 percent covered by water,
spinning around our axis at 1,000 miles per hour,
circling the sun at 67 thousand miles per hour,
moving with our galaxy at 490 thousand miles per hour,
whirling through space at 2,229,500 miles per hour.

We’re riding on a rock
home to 10 quintillion insects
and 7.6 billion people
with different opinions.

Keep your seat belt securely fastened.
Bumpy or not,
Earth is the only rock
we have to ride.

(c) David L. Harrison, all rights reserved

The word of the month for September is . . .

Hi everyone,
David from 417 Magazine
Another month, another opportunity to stretch with some word play. I just returned to the list of words provided by you half a year ago and selected this one: FORGOTTEN. It feels ripe with possibilities. How did that old song go, “Try to remember the kind of September?” Let’s see what we remember and what we have forgotten.

Word of the month for June is . . .

Hi everyone,

Time to change gears. Here we are in June so we need a new word. Going back to the list of suggestions, I chose this one: WATER. Let’s see what you can do with it. For anyone who hasn’t jumped in with a poem before but has always intended to, here’s your chance.

Remember, this monthly exercise is meant to stimulate imagination. You can write directly about water or look for a different way to connect to the word so that water isn’t necessarily the main theme of your poem. The fun of W.O.M. challenge is to see how many ways you can think of to work the word into a poem.