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Monday Poetry Prompt: Explain, Remark, Carry

This week let’s write a poem with the words explain, remark and carry in it. This is another of those prompts where I randomly choose three words from a list of the top 1000 words in the English language plus a few of my favorites. Post your poems 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.


14 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Explain, Remark, Carry

  1. Thank you, Bart.


    Posted by Catherine Ann Penafiel | October 22, 2021, 7:06 PM
  2. Explain to me
    The wisdom of the Sirach
    Written 2500 years ago
    That still carry such value even today
    Remarks mined far earlier
    From lives lived
    with eyes open
    and mind less tethered
    When God was not so far away

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by Chris Clarke | October 20, 2021, 9:46 AM
  3. Enough

    Waste no time to explain
    Save your breath from insulting remarks
    Carry on a life of your own destruction
    Draw a line in the sand
    Here I stand

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | October 19, 2021, 8:12 AM
    • Pseudo-allies

      She casually remarked that
      Young men are getting vasectomies these days
      Feminist allies who are changing the narrative
      Of a woman being solely responsible for procreation

      My heart ached to explain
      Both partners carry half of the only human act
      That approximates the divine action of the first Maker
      But I couldn’t find the words

      Liked by 3 people

      Posted by Catherine Penafiel | October 22, 2021, 11:28 AM

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