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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.


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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