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Monday Poetry Prompt: Idioms

This week let’s write a poem based on an idiom. Take an idiom like “beating a dead horse”, “easy as pie” or “wild goose chase” then expand upon it poetically, maybe even improve upon it. Preach to the choir 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.


7 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Idioms

  1. This cat had my tongue once and long ago
    He was a feisty one with long, skinny legs
    If I wanted to, I could have made him go
    As he wasn’t worth the time to my age

    Amazingly I am a survivor of those days
    When old, lost souls captured my heart
    As I got older, I was less than amazed
    When I heard the stories of such bad starts

    A cat had my tongue and pulled on it hard
    He thought he had me set up for his plans
    What he didn’t know I would send him so far
    He wouldn’t notice it was all in my hands

    A lesson to learn and pay close attention
    When you let the cat go, it’s by your intention


    Posted by Lisa Tomey | September 20, 2020, 10:45 AM
  2. A prompt as right as rain!
    Wither thou goes, I go too.
    We sink or swim together.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by JeanMarie | September 14, 2020, 5:57 PM

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