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Monday Poetry Prompt: Early Bird


This week let’s write an early bird poem. Are you up at dawn, eager to get to work? I’m not. I schedule these posts to fire off at 7am while I’m still nestled all snug in my bed.

For extra credit, since Wednesday is a holiday for some, maybe include a Christmas reference even though St. Nick is definitely a night owl.


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.


10 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Early Bird

  1. Early Morning On Boxing Day Down Under

    the Laughing Kookaburra sings
    the loud mouth aunt from afar
    wearing floral prints dress
    busier than the Christmas tree
    taking over the karaoke
    nobody in the house
    hears anybody else

    my breath
    staled with vodka martini
    olives and smoke meat scraps
    in between my teeth
    who would think
    I am peckish again
    standing in front of the fridge
    in my short jammies
    searching for
    cold turkey and cranberry sauce
    this will tide me over
    to the 11 o’clock big brunch
    served with
    blue berry pancakes and beacon
    poached eggs on sour dough
    sauteed mushroom and tomatoes

    for now
    before the house is fully awake
    best to enjoy a strong cuppa
    and the short breeze
    before the sun rises to
    stink the fertilised backyard
    and listen to
    the drunken rellos’ banter

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | December 24, 2019, 12:03 AM
  2. Early birds get worms
    Worms get up too soon to live
    You’d think they’d wise up
    Perhaps a best gift for worms
    Would be underground tunnels

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | December 23, 2019, 6:55 PM

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