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Monday Poetry Prompt: Dull

newborn-elisa-1437802-640x480This week let’s write a poem about being dull but make it exciting. Post your results below.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


3 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Dull

  1. The boy complained,
    “Why is everyone just looking at him?
    He doesn’t do anything
    except cry and sleep.”
    “You forgot poop. He also poops,” his father said.
    “He’s new, that’s all.
    He’ll get more interesting,” his mother said.
    “Would you like to hold him?” his dad asked
    ignoring the small intake of breath from the bed.
    The slender shoulder shrugged.
    The boy sat back in the vinyl chair
    and accepted the bundle from the nurse.
    A yawn and a tiny arm escaped the blanket.
    “I wanted a dog. But I guess you’ll do.”

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by JeanMarie | September 11, 2018, 2:44 AM
  2. Like the librarian
    in a dowdy dress
    and horn-rimmed glasses
    things that look dull
    can be quite exciting,
    once you peel
    away her harsh

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Bartholomew Barker | September 10, 2018, 5:59 PM

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