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Monday Poetry Prompt: Present

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This week let’s write a present poem. “Yesterday is history / Tomorrow is a mystery / Today is a gift / That’s why I call it / The Present.” I’m sure you can do better than that. Leave a present under the tree 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: Present

  1. Wrapping up a gift
    thinking of facial surprise
    giddy with anticipation
    aah present time

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | December 20, 2020, 6:50 PM
  2. Late to the party, but here’s my poem on the prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by JeanMarie | December 16, 2020, 7:21 PM
  3. Present
    arlene s bice

    ‘Twas a present of mine, for sure
    amid brightly-wrapped presents galore
    piled high and wide under the fresh-cut tree
    Christmas songs in the air sung especially to me
    do I peek by moving those gifts around a wee bit
    or do I place my hands and curiosity away; just sit
    two weeks, a long way til Santa comes along to give
    me a present and does he know just where I live?
    when the big Eve finally arrives at my door step
    I’ll hear the jingle bells of the reindeer who slept
    all year long until this wonderful night does arrive
    in the morning the household will begin to dive
    into that pile of boxes, ribbons and bows
    tearing them apart until all are exposed
    for now the urge is too strong to omit
    maybe I could just rattle the box a bit.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by purplestoneblog | December 14, 2020, 9:59 AM

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