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January Visual Poetry Prompt

Happy National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day! Post your mouth-watering poem 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.


20 thoughts on “January Visual Poetry Prompt

  1. Naked Cherries

    Why can’t a cherry be enjoyed in its naked state?
    We insist on embalming it in sugar or enrobing it in chocolate

    Don’t fear the pit
    Take a chance and bite down

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Second Act Blogger | January 7, 2022, 4:21 PM
  2. I can’t resist Queen Anne’s
    Chocolate Covered Cherries
    The sweet that makes my teeth hurt

    A liquid rush of endorphins
    Sticky lips, I regret nothing

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by JeanMarie | January 6, 2022, 2:01 AM
  3. Her Lips

    Library seems to be a boring place
    But if you know where to look
    there are treasures hidden between those old pine bookshelves

    Her lips are one of those treasures
    When she is focused on reading
    Her dark hair drape to cover her face
    The mid morning sun penetrades her hair
    through the breezy window
    licking her chocolate coated cherry lips

    I’m barely able to sit still
    The urge to grab the sunlight by the throat keep building up
    I get totally consumed by jealousy

    Library can be a battlefield

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | January 4, 2022, 10:10 PM
  4. Imperfect
    Skin peeling
    tearing from the body
    Oozing from a seeming wound
    I close my eyes
    and clear my mind
    as I test
    then savor
    the moist treat before me

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Chris Clarke | January 4, 2022, 1:34 PM
  5. Anticipation & Eating of Chocolate Covered Cherries

    Cellophane packaging so tight, so precise, for a reason
    once I get past the wrapping, I slowly open the box
    then inhale the sweetness, sugar grabs my throat
    salivation takes over, before placing one luscious brown
    chocolate covered cherry on my tongue
    letting the heat of my eager mouth melt the shell
    to expose the dripping juices encasing the jewel
    the long anticipated cherry center asks to be bitten
    chewed to no more, and polished with a glass of merlot.

    Liked by 4 people

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | January 3, 2022, 7:33 PM

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