Bill Repko on Mostly Sunny John Yeo on Earth Day Claire on Earth Day Claire on Download pampa on Earth Day naomidagenbloom on Earth Day John Yeo on Download pampa on Download pampa on Surrounded Monica Manning on Homework Bill Repko on 3 Dogs Bill Repko on Telling Your Story
First 50 Words E-Books
Get First 50 Words writing prompts in an e-book. Perfect for writing groups and for teachers. You can get only the prompts, or the prompts along with my response to the prompt.
Read all about how to get your downloadable e-book from First 50 Words.
First 50 Words Wins Again!
I’m on TwitterMy Tweets
Category Archives: Poems
Now that I’m old I hate shopping. I hate glitz. I hate fashion. Shopping makes me tired. Glitz is disgusting. Fashion is silly. When I was younger I loved shopping. I loved glitz. I loved fashion. Is that what they … Continue reading
Even as a young boy Pink was misunderstood, Picked on Pink was how he Thought of himself. His big brother, Red, Defended him in the schoolyard, Helped him when his heart Got broken by that siren Orange. After college, Pink … Continue reading
Lost between two worlds Searching in the wrong one, Asking, inquiring, calling for help. When help comes it leads to Nowhere. How to find the way, How to choose the path That will lead to the world Of support and … Continue reading
Silence descends. Orange fades from the horizon, The chipmunk stills his feet, Orion sails above a yellow drop of light – Saturn? Venus? Doors are closed, Cars are parked, Families safe behind their own walls. My feet rest on the … Continue reading
Listen to yourself Be your own observer Hear what others hear Heal what others hear Embrace your scars and tears Even as you would Embrace them in another. Turn and look Stare into your own eye Hear your own damning … Continue reading
Blood. Bluebeard’s secret stream of knowing, Pouring from the gashed throats of women. Blood. The salty red link with the sea from which We came. Blood on the fangs of the vampire, Dripping like sex. Life is a bloodbath. Please … Continue reading
Maybe tomorrow I’ll wake up early Get more accomplished And still find time for a walk. Maybe tomorrow I’ll eat better With lots of green veggies And not a single sweet. Maybe tomorrow I’ll clean: Pare down the closet clutter … Continue reading
My skin was coated with salty residue, My swimsuit and shoes filled of sand. The sunburn would linger for days, Peeling and painful. Exhausted, ravenous, and thirsty I fell into a chair under a beach umbrella And ordered food and … Continue reading
Fizzy, sparkling, live, carbonated. Bubbles just want to be free. Unscrew the lid, hear the whoosh Hope the overflow drips On something it won’t harm. Drink it down and wait For the burp. Please leave a comment with your first … Continue reading