The Word of the Month word for March is . . .

Hi everyone,
Thanks to all the poets who joined us during the final days and hours of February. Many of the poems we saw over the past month are quite good. On behalf of everyone who read and appreciated them, thank you. Now that you are into writing new poems, have another go at it in March. Here is your new word:

ME

What do you think? Can you write poems inspired by ME? Of course you can, and I look forward to reading your brilliant gems.

My Word of the Month poem for February

Hi everyone,

Here’s my offering for February inspired by our word, HEART.

The Secret

Gotta look around, man,
gotta reassess
when your heart’s not in it.

All you’re gonna do, man,
is make a bigger mess
if your heart’s not in it.

Don’t fool yourself, man,
might as well confess
that your heart’s not in it.

If you’re ever gonna win, man,
honestly address
why your heart’s not in it.

You gotta understand, man,
life’s a lonely guess
when your heart’s not in it.

What you gotta do, man,
to grab some happiness
Is put your heart smack in it.

(c) 2019 David L. Harrison, all rights reserved

Word of the Month word for February is . . .

Hi everyone,

Way to go in January! We finished with a stellar group of poems inspired by the word, ZONE. I loved them all and congratulate everyone who contributed. As always, I appreciate the support and words of encouragement shared by so many of you. It makes the experience of posting a poem more worthwhile when you know you have sympathetic, helpful readers. We’ve formed a warm and friendly society of poets and poetry lovers here over the years, don’t you think?

So here’s the Word of the Month Poetry Challenge word for February: HEART. I bet we have some fun with this one!

My Word of the Month poem

Hi everyone,

Here’s my Word of the Month poem inspired by our word: ZONE. I hope to see a lot more poems before the end of the month. So far we have eight thanks to Cory Corrado, Jeanne Poland, Bryn Strudwick, Jane Yolen, William Joe Pyles, Robert Schechler, Elizabeth Neubauer,, and Jane Heitman Healy.

The Road

Together down the road we go.
Where we’re going we don’t know.
Most prefer it nice and slow.
Some are in a hurry though.

Those who like a slower gait
Have no sense of running late.
If now and then they pause to wait,
The fun of getting there is great.

For others slowpokes make them groan.
Winning is all they’ve ever known.
To get there fast and first, alone,
They live inside the passing zone.

Together down the road we go.
Where we’re going we don’t know.
Most prefer it nice and slow.
Some are in a hurry though.

(c) 2019 David L. Harrison
all rights reserved