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Monday Poetry Prompt: Practical


This week let’s write a practical poem. Some might say poetry isn’t practical so let’s prove them wrong. Post your pragmatic paean 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.


12 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Practical

  1. He is a Doer

    She is dreaming up
    all the grand qualities
    in a man

    He gives her an adorable smile
    kisses her like a devil
    passionately makes love to her
    like there is no tomorrow

    She pants and moans
    thinks about their likely
    possible future together

    He looks at her with his puppy eyes
    lays with her over and over
    he says to her
    I am labouring to give you a child
    for our future
    My Queen!

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | March 9, 2020, 11:20 PM
  2. Can opener
    Pocket knife
    Punch key
    all things of great value
    Until you need toilet paper
    you have to be creative
    Then again
    why would you need it if
    you have
    nothing to open
    nothing to slice
    nothing to drink
    it is

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | March 9, 2020, 10:14 AM
  3. Wow! Challenge accepted

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | March 9, 2020, 7:36 AM

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