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Monday Poetry Prompt: Pompous


This week let’s write a pompous poem. Some might say the very act of writing poetry is more than a little pompous but it’s safe to assume they aren’t reading this prompt. The poem could be about a pompous person or event or the poem might just be full of itself. Post your pretentions in the comments 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.


13 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Pompous

  1. A Pompous Poem

    A Black Cat Darted Expeditiously
    Fronted Gates of Hell
    Inflicted Jagged Killing

    Lonesome Mountains
    No One Prepared the Queen to Return
    Stuck in This Useless Void
    Wicks Xanthic of a Young Zeal

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | December 11, 2019, 5:00 PM
  2. There was a pompous poet
    Clueless, they didn’t know it
    Prosaic and Wordy
    Verbose and Nerdy
    Their poems had little merit.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by JeanMarie | December 9, 2019, 4:02 PM
  3. Some say Mary lied
    When she said her Christmas tree died
    Truth is I will tell
    She bleached the thing to pure hell
    Seeing in the Christmas ads

    Trees in flocking white
    She had to have one like that
    And the efforts were a fright
    Trying to keep up with Jones
    Impressions for others cost

    You’d think by now she’d
    Learn about these things for sure
    So many things tried
    Cost more than she can afford
    Keeping up with the Joneses

    Never made much sense
    Mary proved it much too much
    When she flocked up the
    Christmas tree, oh poor Mary
    What’s she gonna do?

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | December 9, 2019, 11:29 AM

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