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Words to Inspire

B&W reproduction of an imaginary portrait of H...

B&W reproduction of an imaginary portrait of Horace. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are poetry prompts that center on specific word groups. Some poets call these Wordies, or Wordles. I just call them fun. Sometimes they are the best a person can do on short notice with little time to concentrate and too many obligations to handle in one day.

That’s my day today; too much going on and no time to dawdle. Here’s today’s prompt. Write a poem with these 5 words: Slash, button, mask, strap, balloon.

Enjoy this—


Day in the Park


A knife can slash,

A button to cache,

You wear a mask,

Even on task,

A purse with strap

Lies in your lap.

Air fights balloon

Band strikes up tune.

© Claudette J. Young 2012


  1. April 15, 2012 at 5:22 pm
    • claudsy
      April 15, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks, Kathy. Glad you liked it.

  2. April 15, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Fun one, Claudsy!

    • claudsy
      April 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      Thank you, Panela. I had so little time for anything this morning before I had to rush out. Glad you liked it.

  3. April 16, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Adorable and great accompanying illustration. Brenda Warren created a site called The Sunday Whirl which I fell in love with… She offers 10 or 12 words for “wording” each week…they’ve called up some of the most surreal writing I’ve ever done and a lovely regular group including some PAers!

    • claudsy
      April 16, 2012 at 9:23 am

      Ah, thank you, Pearl. I’ll have to check out Brenda’s site and see what she has for us. So glad you let me know about it.

  1. April 23, 2012 at 10:58 am

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