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Monday Poetry Prompt: Holiday Listicle

This week let’s write a Holiday Listicle poem. If you’ve spent any time on the internet you’ve seen those ads for listicles with catchy titles like “7 Reasons Cats Hate Christmas” or “9 New Years Resolutions to Astound your Friends” or “13 Gift Ideas for a Curmudgeonly Old Poet”. I don’t care if the poem you write has anything to do with the title or not. In fact, I think it’s funnier to imagine people taking the clickbait then being confused by your poem, but maybe that’s just me.

Post your title and poem in the comments below and have a Happy Whatever!


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.


19 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Holiday Listicle

  1. Anti-Chistmaa

    Didn’t want to slave over the 7 fishes
    So my children cooked the meal

    Don’t need another sweater
    Getting a mani-pedi instead

    Cell phone going
    New screen for the hand me down iPhone

    Dull knives getting sharpened
    Christmas cards done
    Presents in boxes, no bows,
    Ecologically sounder

    Reaction to excess or response to fatigue
    A little of both

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Second Act Blogger | December 23, 2022, 3:41 PM
  2. Everyone Knows Why Cats Hate Christmas
    1. Strangers trying to touch them
    2. Boxes and shrieking
    3. Dancing human feet (hard on the tail)
    4. Shiny things they can’t have
    5. Not enough tuna
    I am part cat

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by JeanMarie | December 21, 2022, 3:26 AM
  3. Hmmm., comments don’t seem to be showing up


    Posted by Chris Clarke | December 20, 2022, 12:43 PM
  4. We have read
    all the ways
    cutlery can make
    or break
    the holidays

    So when I saw
    a list of things
    we can do to make the holidays
    bright with spoons
    I had to read on

    I eagerly clicked
    the link there in
    that supposedly listed
    many ways to be happy
    this Christmas with spoons

    But the list only had one entry
    the one numbered 404
    I sat there and wondered
    where were the other 403?


    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by Chris Clarke | December 20, 2022, 12:38 PM

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