I picked five words and attempted to turn them into a poem:
Stagger, indiscriminate, accidental, stale, gloomy
Staggering down the lane,
The gloomy night,
The air stale,
So thick it takes your breath away,
Swerving and falling,
Walking into people,
Lamppost and things accidental,
Indiscriminate of creed, sex or colour,
As you cling to the walls and fences,
Hitting the pavement with your head,
Losing a shoe as you try not to fall again,
Maybe I should have stayed for another beer,
Oh please be careful my dear,
As I cling to your hand.
Who says I don’t suffer for my art! Trust me I’m still removing the make-up. I had a really fun night on Saturday getting into the Halloween spirit and dressing as a Zombie Human Resource Officer. (There is a joke in there )
I had fun with the face paints to get the zombie look; I made my nails look like they are covered in blood. I made a mortuary tag to go with my blood covered white shirt.
Are you doing anything this Halloween? Feel free to share links to your poems, stories and pictures.
Thanks for reading
Scooped out fruit inside,
Warming in the mouth,
On a cold Halloween night,
The wind howling,
The break of darkness,
Children dress, witches, goblins, ghouls,
Candy filling their bags,
Screeching with delight,
Stories by the fire,
Marshmallows on sticks,
Until dawn breaks,
I was tweeted suggestion for a poem” Pick a favourite thing and an unfavoured thing and a colour then mix them into a poem about food.”
I’m not sure it quite worked out how it should but it does include favourite thing, no so favourite things, food and the colour pink.
The bane of society,
Should be splattered with cheap ice cream,
On freezing days,
When the sun shines,
Ignored by the mass,
While the polite folk eat pink candy floss,
Nobody fooling anyone,
Pink roses blossoming,
Oh how I would love a chocolate muffin.
Has lost her sheep,
Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall,
As he tried to look beyond her,
Jack and Jill ran up the hill,
But couldn’t help her either.