2020 APRIL POEM-A-DAY, PROMPT #13

Welcome April! A poet’s favorite month! 🙂

DAY 13 prompt from Robert Lee Brewer of Poetic Asides:  Write a “purpose” poem.  
Link to Poetic Asides PAD Challenge Day 13

Welcome to April, Bloomers! We’re glad you are here! We will provide Robert’s 2020 April Poem-a-Day Challenge prompts right here at Poetic Bloomings each day.  We will suspend our own Sunday prompts during April, in favor of simply poeming alongside the WD Poetic Asides group.

If you share your poems here (and we hope you will!), we also want to urge you to post at PA, as well.  The idea is not to take away from Robert’s site, but to have a place where our Bloomers can easily share our poems daily, and interact and encourage one another throughout the month.  No need to wait for moderation, here.  We are a small and intimate group. We know you!  And we are better for it!

Connect, keep healthy, and poem on!

29 thoughts on “2020 APRIL POEM-A-DAY, PROMPT #13

  1. ALLOWING THE MUSE

    Purposeful
    words help, but having
    no purpose
    on purpose
    lets serendipity come
    to birth new purpose.

  2. D
    A
    Y
    13

    There’s Work To Do

    In the height of my intended place,
    keeping my eyes on the prize,
    which is simply living in Grace,
    this much I’ve come to realize.
    My goal is to send the negatives
    back to the nothingness
    from which they arrive.
    My plan is to always do so,
    forever and longer,
    as long as I am alive.
    I’m sticking to large goals,
    plans positive and grand,
    aiming for more lofty roles,
    for the betterment of Man.

  3. A (NOT SO) DISTANT MEMORY
    by Paula Riggs

    Tossed aside
    having lost purpose
    in this life.
    Abandoned
    like a broken toy, useless:
    social calendar.

  4. WHAT’S AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION REALLY WORTH?

    While we go about Covid prevention,
    we may risk the collapse of our pension.
    Protecting our health
    at the cost of our wealth
    is the cause of much social dissension.

    © Marie Elena Good, 2020

    In case this can be taken more than one way, I’m all about protecting lives right now and sorting out the rest later.

  5. Mishmash
    (triolet)

    When life’s a big mishmash I know
    to love God and express His love.
    So much to do, little to show.
    When life’s a big mishmash I know
    to turn to Him and learn and grow,
    receive grace which flows from above.
    When life’s a big mishmash I know
    to love God and express His love.

  6. Spark

    It only takes a small spark of
    puppy-dog enthusiasm
    to pursue the art of His grace.
    The key is to get to know Him
    through the Bible, His Son and His
    expressing Himself in nature.
    His zest for beauty and order.
    His song He placed in mouths of birds.
    His intricate patterns in space,
    oceans, mountains, deserts, forests.
    His protection from real dangers.
    His creativity and love.

  7. We all have a purpose. Even before we were created in our mother’s womb, God had a purpose for each and every one of us. All we need to do is accept his plan for our lives. Just remember that we are all human, and we will fail time after time, but we should at least try to meet His plan.

    What Purpose Have I

    What purpose have I
    But to love everyone
    To tell them of God
    And point to the Way

    What purpose have I
    But to live in His will
    Or at least try my best
    Each and every day

    What purpose have I
    To meet certain goals
    Like my daily attempt
    To help those in need

    What purpose have I
    An example to be by
    Spreading God’s love
    My purpose indeed

  8. A POET’S PURPOSE, by Walter J Wojtanik

    To pen
    To pose
    To write
    Propose
    To ponder
    To wonder
    To choose
    To muse
    To share
    To rhyme
    with thoughts
    Sublime.
    To lift each other
    Each sister, brother.
    To be there
    Where words
    Converge,
    Hearts will emerge.

    • EXCELLENT! And so different. I would never have put your name on this one, and I have always prided myself in being able to recognize your work in a heartbeat. You fooled me this time, Walt, but still I love it!

  9. The Reason For It All

    I planted natives – red monarda,
    And white chelone, and blue lobelia,
    To provide habitat for fuzzy bumble bees
    And showy butterflies. I planted a large patch
    Of milkweed to draw the regal orange and
    Black monarchs to my garden to live out
    Their life cycle where I could spy on them.
    I had my garden certified as a pollinator friendly
    Spot and impressed my gardening
    Friends. But now, I must confess -the
    true purpose of all my effort was
    purely for my own selfish pleasure

  10. Purpose

    4/13/20

    God created each one for a purpose
    a reason to be.
    A song to sing,
    a vision to see.

    Share freely what you’ve been given
    by His gracious hand,
    to increase His blessing
    across this land.

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