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Monday Poetry Prompt: Taking


This week let’s write a taking poem. Next week will be all about giving, so let’s focus on its inverse. There are so many things we take: notes, pictures, care, advantage, for granted. Give us your poem 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.


11 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Taking

  1. the ‘developing forever’ brought it home! 👍

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | December 18, 2019, 5:54 AM
  2. Taking your picture
    Getting the best shot ever
    Capturing that look
    The one that shows you’re all in
    Developing forever

    Liked by 4 people

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | December 16, 2019, 8:53 AM
  3. Then and Forever

    it was always
    in the spring rain
    you took my hand
    and ran towards the pear blossoms
    our stumbling footsteps
    shook the petals
    they snowed landing on my hair
    you took them off piece by piece
    when I looked up
    to your concerning eyes
    raindrops threaded through
    such delicate lashes
    you took my breath away
    oh how I wished
    for the rest of our life
    I would take your name
    to be mine

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | December 16, 2019, 8:13 AM

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