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Monday Poetry Prompt: Favor

This week let’s write a favor poem. Have you ever done someone a favor or had one done for you? How’d it turn out? Be careful what you wish for and post your poem in the comments below.

(I couldn’t find a good stock image for “favor” so here’s a dog in a Halloween sweater.)


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.


10 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Favor

  1. Slow and long
    I grilled the meat
    Marinated for three days
    with salt, smoke and heat

    I would favor
    a more tender cut
    she said with mouthful
    of the freshly sliced butt

    You’ll need to try
    this tender heart
    still beating strong
    you know my best part

    With the sun now set
    behind the grill
    White clouds tinged red
    in the alpenglow above the hill

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Chris Clarke | October 19, 2022, 5:50 PM
  2. People disappoint and assume
    paying concern with favor
    a currency in fashion
    just so the give and take,
    their lives, their hearts, feelings
    remain worthy of transactions
    in a soulless marketplace where
    friendships are sold

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by utopicdystopian | October 10, 2022, 8:02 AM
  3. Do me a favor
    leave that sweater on the shelf
    I am not a pumpkin
    or an elf
    just in case
    holidays are your jam
    I am a dog
    who likes his toys
    give me the stuffed squirrel
    Signed, Ruff

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | October 10, 2022, 7:38 AM

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